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Offline Nock

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 01:31:39 pm »
Yuge jump.

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2019, 04:11:29 pm »
Community feed, 2:1 sugar syrup.  I feed in open buckets covered with packing styrofoam pieces, called peanuts, and I add sticks.  Buckets are not placed close to any hive.  I usually feed 3 each one-two gallon buckets at a time.  Works well for me and my 15 hives.
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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2019, 05:48:46 pm »
My bees realize a human precedes the sugar feed.  Do they recognize me as an individual, I don?t know?

What amazes me is this: I approached a hive, looking at the bees on the entrance and see the bees fly straight towards my feet, then hover straight upwards towards my face checking my scent, sniffing for any scent of food.  If I don?t have food, the bees return to the hive.  If I have a bucket of sugar, I am followed.

If I approach a bucket full of feeding bees I have to be watchful as the bees will not hesitate to land on me or worse, inadvertently get up my sleeve.
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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2019, 06:25:50 pm »
Going to get some of those out this week. Think I got some peanuts at work.

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2019, 09:11:28 pm »
I used pine straw in my bucket this week  and they sucked it down no dead  I was amazed.great jump in the weight mr van

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2019, 09:36:36 pm »
Good Thread.....

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2019, 11:51:12 pm »
I used pine straw in my bucket this week  and they sucked it down no dead  I was amazed.great jump in the weight mr van

Yes, Medic, I have heard straw works very well, hay straw that is.  I?ll take your word for the pine straw,  thanks,

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2019, 12:54:12 pm »
Pine bark mulch chips do well also.  My waterer during this drought that has worked great was by accident.  I had a wagon style wheelbarrow with some pine chips in it get left under a water sprinkler. the next day I noticed it was game on for bee water.  Their way have been as many as 100 at any time in their.  Should work for syrup.

Note a large pan full of pea gravel under the AC condensate drain is a must.

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2019, 05:00:10 pm »
Saturday, 10/19/19.  I did not feed 10/17 as I wanted the bees to cure the syrup: 2:1 sugar.
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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2019, 10:04:10 pm »
Still bringing in pollen here from somewhere. Dull yellow must be some more GR somewhere.

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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2019, 10:12:49 pm »
Sometimes a fella can smell the Goldenrod if down wind of hives.  To me, gr has a sweet/bitter smell.  Unique aroma.

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2019, 11:55:31 pm »
It still smells like they are. Started feeding today. I put a hurting  on yellow jackets.

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Re: Graph of two separate hives, losing weight everyday.
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2019, 10:16:55 pm »
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