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November 20 2018 yep they're dead
Both hives gone - I'm sure it was the loss of warm space with the tornado blowing them over and losing comb from the top 2 boxes of each - where all the honey was. Ok, on to new packages next spring!

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I'm not sure they're going to make it this winter
Well, my newly packaged hive looks like there are hardly any bees in there. I'm so sad because they were doing great before they toppled over in the tornado. The overwintered hive seems to have more activity but again, not like I would like to see it this t...

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Final feeding push
Sept 28 2018 I refilled the feeders one last time - the issue with filling/feeding 2:1 sugar:water combination is that the sugar precipitates in the dependent position thus crystallizing and plugging the feeder holes. Hopefully, they can still get syrup wit...

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Harvested honey - unplanned
So there were several combs that fell off of their top bars when the hives toppled. I had put them in the top box so the bees could clean up the honey (the empty feeder boxes) but then I took them out and harvest 2 1/2 quarts of honey from about 5 broken pi...

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Yikes tornados
Sept 20 2018 Apparently two tornados went through when we were gone this evening and both of my hives were toppled. Angry bees. In the wet darkness, Mark and I put the boxes back together. Friday Sept 21 After work, I got the smoker going and took the comb ...

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Sunday September 16 2018 - feeders on
Today I smoked the hives, put the mouse guards on and put feeder jars on each hive. But when I removed the top cloth to place the cloth with the hole (which goes under the jars), the propolis had nearly sealed the top bars completely. So not sure how much t...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Bearding on the hives
It's been hot and here are shots of my hives this evening: my large hive - the overwintered hive:  my small hive from the new package: here's a link to a good article on Bearding: http://countryrubes.com/template/images/The_Phenomenon_of_Bee_Bearding2_8_17_...

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they're packing in the nectar
My top boxes look great - I now have 5 boxes on each hive and they are filling the 4th box, the bottom boxes don't have windows though. What a great nectar flow - I was not planning on harvesting honey this year, but I may have to take the top boxes in orde...

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roof blown off and adding boxes
July 2 2018 - we returned from a week away horse camping in Roosevelt Nat'l Park to find Hive B's roof/quilt box on the ground! Must have been windy here. The top cloth was pulled back 1-3" on the SW corner and some bees were going in and out of the top box...
roof blown off and adding boxes
roof blown off and adding boxes
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After the jungle heat ...
I took off the feeders today, the packaged hive B had empty feeders and there was still syrup in my overwintered hive A. Now I won't feed again until the fall, the bees are doing well.
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