32 degrees tonight

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Quentin, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Have 2 hives with packages installed 11 days ago

    Checked at 7 days, Queens were out

    Have SBB, med super, Hive top feeder, TT

    Should I do something to counteract the forecast of 32 degrees tonight?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Yes, take a double shot before bedtime. You may need the anti-freeze. :grin:

    The bees will be fine.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Bees will be fine, no need to be a nervous parent :lol:
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    OK, I'll chill
    Now that I know the bees won't :grin:

    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Bsweet

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    Does the wife knit? sweaters and afghans might come in handy.
     
  6. Bsweet

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    Sorry that was not nice. They will be ok.
     
  7. brooksbeefarm

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    Thanks for the info iddee, there not my bees but i'll take the double shot anyway.:wink: Jack
     
  8. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    That is exactly how to describe it...I was a nervous parent this week for sure.....I worried too Quentin...We have had four frost mornings the last week. The only day that bees did not exit the hive was the day it stayed shy of 50 degrees and the wind was very gusty..Mine did well...they were all over the place today...
     
  9. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    if you are new to all this and starting from a package this kind of weather (described above by blueblood) illuminates why just a bit of feed is essential. it would be useful even for a nuc, but for a package is essential.