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  Tuesday, 30 June 2020
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I am trying to figure out when the summer dearth in Central Vermont is and when the honey flow(s) are. I feel this should be easy to understand but I have yet to find the answer. Thanks in advance.
Scott,
What are your thoughts about feeding sugar water during the dearth?...esp to new colonies just split this spring?
TY
1 year ago
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LAURA,
Generally the Vermont dearth period tends to be from Mid-july to about early August. The fall flow is identified by the goldenrod flow. Here in Addison county and in talk to folks in Rutland County an early dearth seems present. One way I identify dearth is watching flower blooms but also observing bees and other flying insects trying to break into the solar wax meter and my super storage shed. When a nectar flow is on the bugs ignore these thing's but right now they are actively seeking other food sources
1 year ago
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#2689
LAURA,
Generally the Vermont dearth period tends to be from Mid-july to about early August. The fall flow is identified by the goldenrod flow. Here in Addison county and in talk to folks in Rutland County an early dearth seems present. One way I identify dearth is watching flower blooms but also observing bees and other flying insects trying to break into the solar wax meter and my super storage shed. When a nectar flow is on the bugs ignore these thing's but right now they are actively seeking other food sources
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