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Warm Days, Cold Nights

Nights have been freezing waking up to much frost covering almost everything lately. But good thing the day time warms up enough for the bees to get out. Today it is going into the low 60’s and much activity. Forecast … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Hives (Outside air temp 34.3 F)

Wow, it’s cold outside. I walked out to the backyard and it was only 34.3 degrees F. As I walked over the lawn I can hear the frozen grass and each step made a crunching sound. Here are thermal images … Continue reading

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Rain – First Good Storm?

Rain is here! Will this be our first good storm of the season? I harvested my last excess honey on Saturday and covered all my hives today in prep for the rain.

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September Is Here – Time For Fall and Winter Preparations

It’s already September and today we received a few drops of rain for a forecasted 20% chance of thunderstorms. It’s that time of the year and we must start preparing our hives for the cold and wet season. End of … Continue reading

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Below Freezing Last Night

Ouch! It hit below freezing last night. 28.9 °F. Even I was cold inside the house with the thermostat turned to 72F. My poor bees! I’m going out tonight to take another thermal snapshot of the colonies tonight. This morning the … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Bee Hives – Air Temp 38 F

It’s so cold outside I didn’t even want to go out to take these thermal images of the bee hives. It’s currently 38F air temp with a dew point of about 34 F tonight. It’s crazy cold and the bees … Continue reading

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Thermal Images of Bee Hives During Winter

It has been cold at night and waking up to white frost on the surface. I thought I have a little fun with my toy, Fluke Thermal Imager, to see where the majority of the heat is located in a bee … Continue reading

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