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  Friday, 07 August 2015
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I was adding some comb to my nucs on Monday, August 3. About noon I thought I was getting a whiff of goldenrod. Coulda been. Coulda been me. By 4 o'clock I was sure. The flow has started a week early. Now we just need some hot/humid weather.
7 years ago
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#1590
I would guess that in some spots almost a third of the pjpa(?) Had mites on them...so much for interupting the brood cycle as a metheod of mite control...will be treating asap...


I agree with that. I can't see how brood break would be anything but a minor control.
7 years ago
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#1589
Thanks Mike...your info is allways helpfull...havested some frames this am to make some room. One of my splits from early july wemt nuts..one medium frame had some drone on it...checked it and the mite load was considerable..I would guess that in some spots almost a third of the pjpa(?) Had mites on them...so much for interupting the brood cycle as a metheod of mite control...will be treating asap...
7 years ago
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#1588
Not much time left of goldenrod flow. This next warm week should finish it off. After that it's aster, which can add considerable weight to the brood nests. If the supers are full you can take them now or wait until the goldenrod flow is finished...and they won't be too crowded in this coming hot week. After that take the supers and let the aster flow go in the broodnest. Mid-September, weigh and feed what is necessary to reach weight.
7 years ago
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#1587
How much longer will the flow be on...my supers are packed full, seeing some dead drones around...some of my upper deeps still have four or five frames of brood, my overwintering nucs have lots of brood in the upper box and some uncapped brood and young larve in them, rest of the frames full of nectar.Some of mt lower deeps are getting backfilled and im wondering about the fall/winter brood nest being all filled with honey....any thoughts?
They do smell mine are sure packing in the Goldenrod
7 years ago
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#1585
My hives smell like bake goods in a cow barn.
7 years ago
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#1584
Smells like crazy 100 feet from my bees..everyone.check your bear fences!
7 years ago
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#1583
Blue Vervain?
I have a major flow Buck Wheat ,Duth Clover ,Golden Rod,some kind of a tall Blue plant the Bees are on it hard ,I have a ton of tomatolles
Yellow flowers they just love not sure what the honey will be like.
Not sure. What the pollin is some a bright yellow and some a bright orange ,I did not mowe my lower pasture this year and this Tall Blue flowered plant, are in the pasture by the thousands . Truly just covered in Honey Bees.
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