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Offline beehappy1950

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Top entrance
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:20:15 pm »
Anybody on here using a top entrance and ventilation only. I thought Michel Bush said something about it once. I had a bottom entrance and a top vent and still the bees ran outside and died on the ground. Guess my top vent wasnt enough. Help me. Harold

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Re: Top entrance
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 11:37:06 am »
In the winter a lot of bees fly out and die no matter where the entrance is.
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Re: Top entrance
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 04:53:47 pm »
Do undertaker bees work in cold weather and then fly back home?  I watched a pileated wood pecker pick up dead bees up to 20 feet from hive.  I have seen this several times but mostly in bee flying weather.

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Re: Top entrance
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 05:12:37 pm »
If it is too cold to fly it is too cold to fly.  Dead carcasses pile up on the bottom board until flying weather returns.
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Re: Top entrance
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 08:45:22 am »
Do undertaker bees work in cold weather and then fly back home?  I watched a pileated wood pecker pick up dead bees up to 20 feet from hive.  I have seen this several times but mostly in bee flying weather.
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Sick bees will take off and fly as far as they can.
What were the temperatures when this happened?
Bees can fly in 45 degree weather.
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Re: Top entrance
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 10:00:34 am »
It was cold . Probably 10 to 20 below.