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I’m a few hours south of you in NC, about the same (apparent) weather. My girls have been out and about as soon as the thermometer hits 50 degrees. Did you notice anything flying, or was the quilt preventing that?
I noticed less from this hive on warmer days than from my other hive. The other hive had the same configuration so no issue with the quilt box. The candy board also had an entrance that could be used as a top entrance. I wasn't sure if there was an issue or this hive just stayed on a cluster more than the other hive. The day I opened it my other hive had bees doing orientation flights so plenty warm enough.
Edit: This is the canyboard/quilt box. They are reversed on the ground with the candy on top because I took the quilt off first and then the candy. They would be the other way around on the hive.
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Thanks Jon. I'm pretty sure most of what is in there is sugar water I fed in the fall. I'll just leave it for the next package of bees. Should give them a good jump start.
Fermented sugar water is honey too? :p
 
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