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    Default It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    Not good!

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    Default Re: It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    Mine were out yesterday as well. Today is what worries me the temp is supposed to drop like a rock. I just hope they have time to cluster before the cold gets to them. At the our last bee club meeting a new member asked "When a hive was most likely to die?". I said the week after the club deadline to order bees for next spring, we are supposed to place our orders next week for nucs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    Mine were out yesterday as well. Today is what worries me the temp is supposed to drop like a rock. I just hope they have time to cluster before the cold gets to them. At the our last bee club meeting a new member asked "When a hive was most likely to die?". I said the week after the club deadline to order bees for next spring, we are supposed to place our orders next week for nucs.
    Yup, you have that right about the timing and bee orders.

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    Default Re: It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    We are still harvesting Tomatoes... and the Wisteria is budding out.

    In January? This is not normal, folks

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    Default Re: It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    Don't they return when temps drop?

    If not how do you get them to return?

    Do you put a 'heater' under the hive?
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    We are still harvesting Tomatoes... and the Wisteria is budding out.

    In January? This is not normal, folks
    Lavender buds and poppy shoots here. In January...

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    Our grass is green. This far north we settle for small victories. Good luck with the bees.
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    The lawn crews went thru the complex yesterday and it needed it! Everyone down here in E Central Tennessee is shaking their heads on the weather. Couple days really warm, then a week of 0 C (more or less) and back up then down again... the plants are marching in protest!

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    60F here in NNY today, and pouring rain with flooding. Forecast is for a low of 3F by morning -- this is not normal -- a sort of thermal whiplash. We had a foot and a half of snow yesterday, it is all gone now, but -- we are supposed to get a foot overnight. WTF????

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    was over 70F here yesterday and today. Snow is expected on Wednesday. If you don't like the weather in Virginia, wait 15 minutes!
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    Default It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    Yesterday, the rain and warm temps ( 58F) melted all the snow and the bay is liquid again, not solid. Today, the temp is dropping like a rock and headed for the teens ( F) they say by tonight


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    Default Re: It's 45 degrees and my bees are out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Yesterday, the rain and warm temps ( 58F) melted all the snow and the bay is liquid again, not solid. Today, the temp is dropping like a rock and headed for the teens ( F) they say by tonight


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    -5 and snowing this AM.

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    Jamie, how are your bees?

    Did they get back to the hives?
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    They made it back, don't know if they'd had time to "ball up" and I'm not going to open the hive to check! It got cold really quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Not good!
    Not good

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