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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by DonMcJr, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    Now I make Maple Syrup in there so maybe they smell it but I keep seeing my bees by the garage 600 feet away from my Hives. It's sunny and 52 F. Is this normal behavior kinda hoping they ain't scouting for a swarm...
     
  2. Zulu

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    They will travel 3 miles for a sweet deal, so 600 ft is nothing......

    yep they can smell the sugar.....
     

  3. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    don yes, they are attracted to the smell of the maple syrup. my neighbors across the river make maple syrup and they tell me SOMEONE'S honey bees are flying around over there....:lol:
     
  4. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    yep that happens try extracting with the garage door open, on a hot day, during a dearth, with a hive 60 foot away. dont take long to shut the door :thumbsup:
     
  5. DLMKA

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    let them have some and get a super of maple honey! :)
     
  6. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    LOL but I don't have supers on yet I haven't even had a warm day to peek in the hives...but tomorrow I can!
     
  7. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    Man I couldn't open the Garage today when the sun was out cause I had 4-5 Honey Bees trying to visit me while I was boiling Maple Syrup!
     
  8. riverbee

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    "Man I couldn't open the Garage today when the sun was out cause I had 4-5 Honey Bees trying to visit me while I was boiling Maple Syrup!"

    like riverrat said "don't take long to shut the door".............:lol:
     
  9. blueblood

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    I tore down our old pool to make way for new one a day ago. I heard a buzzing sound and was greeted by one of my girls. She was lapping up the water left over on the liner. I have had them visit me in the workshop where I have foundation and supers. I am sure they love that Maple Syrup.