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October 2017 Apiary Diary

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john berry    2,169

It's definitely the nectar that's toxic. I strongly suspect is narcotic rather than actually poisonous and when the bees are working something else as well is not normally a problem. It does have quite an extended flowering period. This time of year and for the next few weeks is a real death time around here which makes the bees much more vulnerable.

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Daley    2,779
24 minutes ago, Kiwi Bee said:

@Daley I assume you have full boards?

 

With mesh floors you can not get fully drawn frames till late summer. I run doubles in the spring to rotate the boxes when I can and get nicely drawn frames.

Nope.

All my bases are like this.

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kaihoka    867
1 hour ago, CraBee said:

 

It's windy here too, windy windy windy and has been for three or four weeks.  And the 10 forecast is for more!

And I thought it was only here that got wind.

It's very hard on bees , spring winds 

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CraBee    391
4 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

And I thought it was only here that got wind.

It's very hard on bees , spring winds 

 

Last year we had lots of showers through Spring, but little wind, it is the reverse this year.

 

I've even got one site that is so exposed to the Westerlies I'm going to change its name to "kaihoka" in my spreadsheet :-)

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kaihoka    867
8 minutes ago, CraBee said:

 

Last year we had lots of showers through Spring, but little wind, it is the reverse this year.

 

I've even got one site that is so exposed to the Westerlies I'm going to change its name to "kaihoka" in my spreadsheet :-)

Very appropriate 

Today.

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