First Frost

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by brooksbeefarm, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Last wed. and Thur. nights we had our first frost,everything in the garden is black but the wild Aster (white and purple) that i let bloom. Glad i did, it sounds like your inside a bee hive when i walk through it. They are getting both nectar and pollen from it :thumbsup: . I guess the old time beeks knew what they were talking about when they told me frost made the aster better for the bees. :confused: Jack
     
  2. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Where are those moderators? How can we allow the "F" word? Next thing you know, people will be spouting the "S" word!

    :lol:

    (I'm in denial)
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    ""(I'm in denial)""

    And I'm in desouth. :p :p :D
     
  4. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    What the heck?? lol!
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Your times acoming guys. :mrgreen: Jack
     
  6. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    points to lower line of his sig
     
  7. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    *Throws a snowball at Zookeep.*

    Here we have 2 seasons: Winter, and the 4th of July.
     
  8. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Here in SW. Mo. we seem to get the weather that nobody else wants. :confused: Thanks Alot. :lol: Jack
     
  9. Zookeep

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    lol snowball melts on its way and zoo gets hit by a cooling mist of water (being that its a high of 85) :lol:
     
  10. brooksbeefarm

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    Well there goes the Aster, :shock: woke up this mourning and looked out the window, and at first i thought it had snowed. It's our first hard frost. Which brings up a question ? when everything is dead (flowers) and on warm days, i have seen the bees bringing in pollen, can they still get pollen from dead plants, or maybe there is something out there we don't know about :confused: . Jack
    PS. sorry Hobie i had to use the F and S word this time. :lol:
     
  11. rast

    rast New Member

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    Frozen pollen is perfectly acceptable to the bees. It's the nectar that is missing.
     
  12. Omie

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    forecast in the 20'sF over the next several nights....it's starting to snow now, and we're supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow tonight.
     
  13. Hobie

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    Yep, we've been frosted. I missed pulling in the last of the Butternut squash, so I will have to chop, blanch, and freeze to save them. So far the weather Gods are keeping the snow out Omie's way. Thank goodness... still have boats to tarp and store (we store for friends) and 2 billion leaves to rake. Got the snow fence up, but have not been able to prune hedges, and they may break under snow. Like they say, you pick your battles. I'm not ready!
     
  14. Omie

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    Yep, got 10 inches here! But most of it melted today the sun was wonderful.
    In a way it could have been way worse if it was ice rather than snow.
     
  15. efmesch

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    Golly, SNOW! WOW! :shock:
     
  16. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Yeah, EF,

    Snow is nice-as long as you're looking at it through thermo-pane glass with a cheery fire in the fireplace.

    I don't like it as much when I've got 18 wheels under me going across I-90 in Buffalo, NY in a blizzard, :beg:
     
  17. tecumseh

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    it does seem the cool weather is a bit early this year.
     
  18. brooksbeefarm

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    I like snow when i see it snowing in other states on TV, :lol: Jack
     
  19. Skyhigh

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    gunsmith, I grew up in Buffalo and remember blizzards quite fondly...now that I live in Florida. :D
     
  20. gunsmith

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