beetree

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by beetree, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. beetree

    beetree New Member

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    :smile: currently 2 backyard hives in central north carolina asheboro
    very hot and dry- just keeping water near hives and ventilating hives amap
    have not taken any honey yet this year- seems to be some when test weight of hive but reluctant to open and upset bees since seem to be getting along without any feeding
    fed all last winter until april-tired of buying sugar
    a split from main hive swarmed about 6 wks ago but seem to have repopulated well without any help from me
    when weather moderates cooler I will check for harvest honey
     
  2. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    open them up and see what's going on in the hive would be my advice
     

  3. ibeelearning

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    Yep. You don't learn if you don't look.
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't want to open my first hive either. Seemed to recover after a swarm left, a couple of weeks later just robbers and wax moths. I would suit up, light a smoker and take a look. They make back pack water coolers to keep you hydrated, fit under your suit.