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NZBF Bees very active--Why??

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Been away 2 days .Over winter bees have been very low key as expected..But when I returned today there is much activity around both of my hives.One hive has a group ( about 2 fist full) clustered the other has about 40 bees flying around outside entrance.Only thing I can think is the very nice ..warm weather is getting the bees out and about. But havnt seen this before during winter--what do others think??

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They're out for the 3pm constitutional. All hives do it on a relatively warmish afternoon. One of mine has just all gone back in, the other's in full swirl.

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Thanks.. Nothing to worry about then... However I have received warnings of AFB within 3 km of my 3 apiaries.. That's more of a worry!! With that news I'll be pretty lucky to escape??? ! Anything I should be doing?? 

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5 minutes ago, Tomm said:

 I have received warnings of AFB within 3 km of my 3 apiaries..  With that news I'll be pretty lucky to escape??? ! 

That 3km notice is very common, heaps of us have had it. I wouldn't be losing any sleep, but do keep up with the vigilance when you're working the hives, particularly a bit later on when the weather warms up and more brood starts to appear.

 

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Mine were very buzzy over the weekend...

 

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