its warming up spring may have sprung

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by riverrat, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    Can you believe I got my first bee call today. Bees in the side of a house. owner says they just showed up this week during the warm spell we have had. Any bets on wether thats a fact.
     
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    My guess is the owner wasn't aware of them last year. To early in your area for swarms. Jack
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    yep but he swore they wasnt there last year. Got to say this is the earliest bee call I have gotten
     
  4. Iddee

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    So go get that "new swarm", but also get the 30 lb. of honey they have left from winter.
     
  5. Bsweet

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    I agree prob. from last year. Good Luck. Jim
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Last years bees
     
  7. JPthebeeman

    JPthebeeman New Member

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    This past week I've done two cut outs. We've had drones now for about ten days and the night time temps have warmed up quite a bit.

    Not seeing swarm cells just some cups and lots of drones.

    That swarm you go remove like Iddee said is from last season.

    Have fun removing them!


    ...JP
     
  8. Bsweet

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    So RAT was they H Bees or yeller jackets? Jim
     
  9. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    they are bees going to wait till the end of march to cut them out little early here for me to start cutouts
     
  10. DCoates

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    The first warm spell and the calls start as the bees come out for "clensing flights". For the uninitiated going from not seeing any bees for months to thousands flying around looks a little spooky. They start looking for ways to get rid of the problem.
     
  11. Omie

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    Last night 11F, today a high of 19F, tonight will be 0 F.
    'Nuff said! :cry:
     
  12. rast

    rast New Member

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    Omie, please :beg: keep that weather up there. We have pin blooms on the Murcots (a variety of orange). The grove owner is fertilizing and watering this week. My bees should start pulling orange blossom nectar in less than 3 weeks weather permitting.
     
  13. Hobie

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    Omie let her weather creep over here. For shame.
     
  14. milapostol

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    Dang, we are supposed to get an Artic blast again soon...
     
  15. DCoates

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    I saw the girls bringing in pollen for the first time on Wednesday! We got 2 inches of snow yesterday with a little more possibly Saturday but Sunday is supposed to get back up to the low 50's again. Winter is starting to fade is sin't gone yet.
     
  16. JPthebeeman

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    First swarm call February 25, gave this one to my friend in Raceland, Louisiana. Kind of regret doing it just a tad cause they are very "golden" pretty bees!

    Caught my first one March 1st on a soffit in an apartment complex about twenty feet up.

    Its on down in southeast, Louisiana!


    ...JP