A near death experience

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by BjornBee, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Last week, I made up some nucs. Some, I made full of bees and brood, with little honey.

    Of course, along comes several days of low 50's, cold, rain, and wind. Today, one of the nucs was all but dead. A few bees just clinging to life.

    I mixed up 1/1 syrup, and sprinkled about a cup down on the dead bees.

    Three hours later, I went to out to see about possibly putting a frame of honey into the nuc if anything was saved.

    Boy, were they kicking. I probably lost half the bees, and most of the brood, since the night temps have been freezing the past couple nights.

    I'll check tomorrow if the queen made it. At least something was saved.

    Lesson learned...again!
     
  2. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Yes, the weather has been pretty miserable in the northeast. :(
     

  3. Yuleluder

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    Yeah and the weather followed me up to MA from PA. Instead of three days of nastiness I get six, lol. I was suppose to head home today, but one of the instruments didn't cooperate so I'm stuck here one more day. I wonder how the JZ/BZ cages did with my queen cells... They were suppose to emege today.