How's your honey flow?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by brooksbeefarm, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I have been busy going thorough hives and nuc's. (between 50 and 60?) all my hives have 2 or 3 supers and several have four and they are full :thumbsup: .Although they are not fully capped (some haven't even started) i am now now putting together comb honey supers ( to put on) to slow them down till i can get foundation in some of my supers.(new frames not wired). I don't have a clue what they made it out of? the sweet clover is just now coming on strong and the dutch clover has been blooming for four weeks but you rarely see a bee on it and it's everywhere? With all the rain we've had i thought i had more than enough supers to last, but that shows what i know. Hope all of you are having a Honey of a year. :yahoo: Jack
     
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    we have a good flow going on here for the last week my hives i have been feeding have cut way back on there syrup intake. I am going out to check feeders today since we have had 2 days of rain I didnt super anything since i have been splitting hives. But wish i had of now. It is one of the best flows i have seen in a few years
     

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    I have one more super on this year than I did last year at this time. Everything seems to be running a few weeks early. My privet hedge is in bloom, and that's a good source if the rain ever stops. (I love it when the entire hedge is just humming!)
     
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    my girls are getting supers on them this year for the first time in my short 3 year term. The weather/crop has been bad for a few years but they did build me some comb up for this year. Some doubles and a few single supers so far. Not much build up this week. From what I can see its real clear!hope to fill some more if it would just stop raining for a fewdays!
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

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    Went to my northern bee yards yesterday to put more supers on and a nuc on a queenless hive ( the newspaper method). I had to work in the rain and much to my surprise the bees were calm? when i put the last super on, the sky opened up and it poured down rain. That was 60 miles north of home and we need a good rain here, were getting dry. When i got home a neighbor 5 miles from me had a swarm in her front yard ( a nice 4 lb. swarm) on a rose of sharon bush, the same bus i got a swarm off of last year? Jack