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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  camprn on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 5:25

It's snowing and raining again and only 34F. Bummer, my bees are arriving this afternoon. It going to be a chore to install the girls into their hive in this weather.
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Post  NHGardener on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 5:40

Can you keep the bees contained until tomorrow?

According to my hourly weather graph, the rain should be tapering off between dinnertime & dark.
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Post  camprn on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 5:49

Sadly no, they have been in the little transport cage for about 3-4 days already. We will put them in the hive this afternoon. Last night we set up a 15' canopy because the beekeeping class is coming at 1 pm for the installation demonstration. I think I may just light a small fire outside to give the illusion of warmth. Rolling Eyes
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  muffinator on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 6:33

It's really coming down too. And sticking. I am absolutely disgusted.
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  quiltbea on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 9:45

Its Sat the 23rd April and we're having a combo of rain and snow mixture coming down in our neck of the woods. No garden plans for today except starting some Sophie's Choice organic tomatoes for our Community Garden members.

Hope to see the sun shining tomorrow.
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  camprn on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 14:44

Soooooooo, I had 16 folks standing in my yard, under a canopy, in this miserable weather for 2 hours whilst we discussed how to install bees into a hive. There were a few side discussions about the SFGs. Very Happy
In the end it was collectively decided that it was better to wait for the fairer weather that tomorrow will bring.Thus, I have a small box with 10,000 bees within sitting in my sunroom. They are buzzing and ready to get out of the box.
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Post  quiltbea on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 14:50

camprn.....Tomorrow is Easter. Will they all be able to come back for the discussion?
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Post  camprn on Sat 23 Apr 2011 - 14:52

@quiltbea wrote:camprn.....Tomorrow is Easter. Will they all be able to come back for the discussion?
Oh, we had all the discussion today (ugh, the snowy rain coming down and all). Tomorrow, there is the other half of the class having a demonstration a few towns away. I will be installing the bees myself tomorrow. Fingers crossed for fine weather. Very Happy
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Post  shannon1 on Sun 24 Apr 2011 - 1:12

I am sending a rush order of sunshine from Fl. hope it arrives in time. sunny I am getting to love bees a huge change since I was phobic. Just today out in the garden I, for the first time, heard buzzing and did not tense up but instead thought to myself "Oh good, they have come to pollenate my cucs". 47yrs old and still growing.
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  camprn on Sun 24 Apr 2011 - 2:42

@shannon1 wrote:I am sending a rush order of sunshine from Fl. hope it arrives in time. sunny I am getting to love bees a huge change since I was phobic. Just today out in the garden I, for the first time, heard buzzing and did not tense up but instead thought to myself "Oh good, they have come to pollenate my cucs". 47yrs old and still growing.
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  Lavender Debs on Sun 24 Apr 2011 - 6:32

Oh camp! I would adore being your neighbor. At least I get to read about it.
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Re: April 1, 2010 ~ New England

Post  NHGardener on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 20:09

Is this the whine & moan thread? Because I'm about there.

Just can't get motivated to fill those boxes when it's gloomy, drizzly, cool, and yuck outside. The critter fence is up, everything ready to go except filling the gaps under the staked beds, eh, and the netting on the trellises, which I'm reading is giving people grief but I haven't tried it yet.

So okay - weather report shows warm (drizzly, muggy) weather tomorrow, but on Friday it should be clearing up. Gotta. Get. Motivated.
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