Bright ball of fire

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Bright ball of fire

Post by mike91553 » Sat May 21, 2016 3:08 pm

Did anyone else see what I saw today? A bright ball of fire in the southern sky. The bees seem to be happy that its up there. I wonder how many days it will take them to regain the weight that the hives lost this last week. My honey potential per hive that didn't swarm looks to be a little over half of what it was last year. Just my guess. What are you all expecting?

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Re: Bright ball of fire

Post by MarkCase » Sat May 21, 2016 7:02 pm

My bees were holed up tight in their hives until the sun came out this afternoon as well. This is our first year with the hives but I am told the hives are doing well. The package we bought seems to have finally expanded. Added a super this week. The swarm that was caught 4 weeks ago is going GREAT! Added a super last week. The split I acquired last week is working all 10 frames now.

We picked up a swarm today.

Now, if they will start producing honey, we'll be good. LOTS of brood, little honey yet.

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