Beekeeping forum: Season is coming to a close

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Aug 29, 2018 6:41 AM CST

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Hi everyone I hope you have had a good season this year in the areas where it's been summer that is.

We have about 6 more weeks until our hives go into winter hibernation. It's been a strange weather for us here. Spring was a mix of normal spring like weather and hot summer weather really early.
Summer has been hot with a lot of rain.
Now we are seeing the fall blooms showing which me and it's time to think about putting the bees to bed for the winter soon.
We having done any honey pulling yet and i'm Not sure. He will this year as we still have plenty of honey left from last year. We don't sell honey so we don't pull it unless we are needing it. Makes for happier bees that way.
How is everyone else doing at the winding down of the season?
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Sep 18, 2018 6:31 AM CST
We took off 2700 pounds of honey Labor day week end. Pulled most of thre honey supers the week leading up to.
was so hot in the honey house I didn't even use the hot room to heat the frames before uncapping.

I think our Michigan location is north of you and the girls are bring in nectar from the golden rod and northern straw flowers still.

Wild Asters are just starting to bloom here so unless so freak cold snap hits they will be busy every day for at least 3 more weeks yet.

Will start the Mite Away II treatments the first week of Oct this year per the long range weather forecast being in th eright temp range then.


Green Grin! Al
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Mindy03
Sep 19, 2018 7:49 AM CST

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Sounds like your hives are doing very well Al.
Our bees are ignoring the golden rod here. The asters are starting to bloom though and they always work those.
He's still not pulled any honey off so I'm guessing he's not planning to this year. We stil have plenty from last year and he's been busier than usual with his two jobs so the bees will probably get to keep what they worked so hard for this year.
I'm still busy planting herbs for them to try as well as for my own use.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Sep 19, 2018 6:29 PM CST
They like just about every thing mint.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.

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