1st winter flight

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  1. chris2112

    chris2112 New Member

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    It's been around 40 for several days now here in Ohio, and this is what we saw . Today ( 2 days hence ) the bees were out in great numbers , and added dark brown streaks to these yellowish excretions all over the place . They seem to be trying to fly relatively far from the hives..maybe a coupla hundred yards or so from what I've seen . We've had a pretty cold and snowy winter here near Kent, Ohio with not many warm breaks at all . Can anyone tell us if what we're seeing is normal ? Thanks !! Chris
     
  2. power napper

    power napper New Member

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    Nice photo Chris.
    That looks pretty much like normal to me.
    Today was the first flight from a bee tree log that I have in my home bee yard, I thought that the bees did not make it through the first half of winter but they did.
    Other hives have been doing defacation flights for the last three day when temperatures allowed, this log has about four inch thick or greater walls so is better insulated is my thoughts on later flying.
     

  3. chris2112

    chris2112 New Member

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    Thanks for the help , temps are goin back down this week so I guess we'll be back indoors . :cry: