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There must be new labor laws in New York State I don’t know about. For the last couple of evenings I’ve noticed both my hives have a couple hundred bees on the landing board, but no one is flying in or out with 2-3 hours of daylight left. The weather has been clear and in the mid 70’s. There isn’t a lot flowering right now as the golden rod should be coming on in the next week or so. I opened one hive and the top super is full and ¾ capped with bees doing their thing. I thought about swapping out a few capped frames with foundation to give them ‘work space’ but my extractor should be here soon so I’ll extract and give them there comb back in a few days.

Everyone looks happy and healthy, just not overly ambitious at the moment.
 

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Bees start flying harder once flowers start producing nectar. Just because a flower is blooming doesn't mean it is producing nectar.

Here right now, the flow is slowing a lot. The bees are still pretty lazy at noon. By mid-afternoon, flight activity has picked up quite a bit.
 

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Mine sure enough taking it easy... I weed eated around the hives this afternoon and didnt take a single sting.... usually they eat me up unless I got a jacket on.
 
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