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woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
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Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:01 pm    Post subject: Bees flying  Reply with quote    

Our bees are flying . Anybody else spotted any activity around their hives?

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 2845
Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup. Been buzzing about all winter more or less. Only stopped when we had 4 days of frost.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Spotted a honey bee on the allotment yesterday.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7094
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine have been flying for a couple of weeks now weather permitting - As soon as the rain stops and its mild enough - they are out and about

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7654
Location: France
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't get your hopes up too high. Remember last year?

The bees were flying and the trees were budding in January then we got a knock-back of snow and frost for nearly 3 months.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
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Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thats what worries me.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine were given a block of candy a couple of weeks ago - assuming that it will stop raining at somepoint this week - I'll check to see if they need some more - they seem to be fine at the moment

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

O.H. prepped candy last night and fed them today, hopefully they'll be okay as well.
Dicey business this bee malarky! Give me pigs or cows anyday

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35904
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 08 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, ours too. Going to go in and feed them next sunny day that we have.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6501
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 08 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have been flying all winter. Looked out all the bits to put together a new hive and getting it ready to boil to clean up. Ive fed them with a super of honey stored over winter and going by the amount of activity on 'nice' days i would say she is laying!

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