Virginia-Flying well in February

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hivefivebees
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Virginia-Flying well in February

Postby hivefivebees » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 am

Well, winter is over, oh, that was Tuesday, it's back today... I checked on my hives Tuesday, I think it was in the upper sixties. Everyone was flying well, my beat hive, a 3rd winter caught swarm is carrying a greenish pollen like crazy. Without tearing the hives down I'm assuming they are brooding up already. I don't want to miss my first opportunity to start my splitting. I also don't want to kill everything by splitting to soon. Anyone have any suggestions or advice? I also have a nuc, 5 over 5, I want to get that into a hive too. I use all mediums, small cell, 8 frames.

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Herndon
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Re: Virginia-Flying well in February

Postby Herndon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm

hivefivebees wrote:Well, winter is over, oh, that was Tuesday, it's back today... I checked on my hives Tuesday, I think it was in the upper sixties. Everyone was flying well, my beat hive, a 3rd winter caught swarm is carrying a greenish pollen like crazy. Without tearing the hives down I'm assuming they are brooding up already. I don't want to miss my first opportunity to start my splitting. I also don't want to kill everything by splitting to soon. Anyone have any suggestions or advice? I also have a nuc, 5 over 5, I want to get that into a hive too. I use all mediums, small cell, 8 frames.

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highfivebees- What part of VA are you in? I am in Northern VA.

My bees are caught an early Flow and are doing great. How did you catch a winter swarm?


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