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Offline beesonhay465

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orentation
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:59:25 pm »
does the queen keep laying in winter? went out to look at hive [across the backyard] on friday, many bees doing orentation flight. temp was 60+. saterday , cold low 30s three or 4 in of snow. don't think they will be out for a few days.i think they are pretty much cold adapted , they are out every time its in the upper 40s if the sun shines.

Offline MikeyN.C.

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Re: orentation
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:35:47 pm »
Orientation maybe?

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Re: orentation
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:38:15 pm »
If your weather is like it is here WOW it's like spring , daffodils breaking ground.

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Re: orentation
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 12:19:59 am »
Yes the queen lays in the winter.  Different rates depending on the environment.
You may have seen workers and nurse bees relieving themselves as well.
(They try not to do that in the hive).

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Re: orentation
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 08:15:51 am »
May be Cleansing flights?

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Re: orentation
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 09:37:49 am »
See.
(The Bee's spring) posted by Iddee.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: orentation
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 12:16:10 pm »
You will see orientation flights after any prolonged cold spell.  If I remember right it is 3 days.  After that they lose the mental map and have to reset...thus lots of orientation flights even if she is not laying!

Barry