Drones in Piedmont NC

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  1. rail

    rail New Member

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    I opened my 8 frame Jumbo hive and they have drones and drone cells. The Maples and Dandelions are blooming.

    Anybody else noticing the beginning of the season? :wink:
     
  2. Pilotbeekeeper

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    I'm just east of Raleigh NC. i haven't seen any drones outside the hive, and I have not inspected any internally yet. No Dandelions that i've seen.

    PBK
     

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    Stop rubbing it in! It was about 10 below Fah. here the last few nights.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I saw a handful of dandelions, a few Easter lilies, and some other little purple flower down in the grass.

    Will have to check a little closer for drones.

    I did get a cut out call this afternoon, wont be long now!!
     
  5. agentsmith

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    SW Raleigh here. Yesterday the girls were busy! Didn't get too close of a look, but lots of light yellow pollen coming in. We have some dandelions and small pink flowered ornamental trees (cherries?) in bloom. I guess it is time for me to make a WAG about how and when to attempt swarm control. :(
     
  6. Yankee11

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    All 7 hives bringing in pollen like crazy. Not visiting the pollen sub that I have out. They were working it like crazy,

    Pollen colors, Green-Red-Pink-Tan and yellow.

    Adding the second deeps this weekend. Putting the deeps on the bottom. They will all be 2 deep and with a medium sitting on top.