Quantcast

are yours out playing??

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

mark s 

Field Bee
Joined
Jun 9, 2009
Messages
753
Reaction score
0
Location
Isle Of Wight
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
16 + 3nuc's
hi all
just been outside to check on the hive after last nites monsoon,and found my girls out playing:):)










pollen was going in and they seemed to behaving fun:)


ps before anyone mentions it took mouseguard off for the girls to get out easier
 

peteinwilts 

Drone Bee
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,755
Reaction score
2
Location
North Wilts
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Lots and lots
mine arn't out and about to the extent of yours, but they are still flying.

I think one of the hives are having choir practice... you can hear the buzzing from the hive about 10 feet away!
 

oliver90owner 

Queen Bee
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
15,628
Reaction score
26
Location
Lincolnshire
Hive Type
14x12
peteinwilts,

Watch out Pete,

They might be getting ready to swarm!! Everything in the garden is busy (or flying to some extent) here in Lincolnshire

Regards, RAB
 

jezd 

Drone Bee
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,541
Reaction score
0
Location
UK
Hive Type
other
Number of Hives
299.1
blo*dy hell, that was really today? just shows how this country varies with weather and conditions, I walked around over my hives today and only saw 1 bee :)

and you had pollen too, interestingly I took photos of 4-5 different flowering plants yesterday in the garden, given that snow drops are only 2-3 weeks away I think its safe to say that gardens support flowers all year round - dont laugh at that, I just never took much notice b4

nothing flying here, although I did see two large flies today


PS I would guess the pollen is Ivy and Baslam
 
Last edited:

VEG 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
6,830
Reaction score
0
Location
Maesteg South Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
15+-some
Yep bees from my nuc in back garden flying well this morning before the rain came. :cheers2:
 

oliver90owner 

Queen Bee
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
15,628
Reaction score
26
Location
Lincolnshire
Hive Type
14x12
beedons,

Bees were taking in pollen on the winter solstice last year as well as on Christmas Eve! They stayed indoors for the next six or seven weeks but were flying very strongly around the middle of February.

Regards, RAB
 

Widdershins 

Field Bee
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
604
Reaction score
0
Hive Type
langstroth
We have Roses, Fuschias and other flowers out here in our part of Kent - some bees flying too!
 

Heather 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 7, 2008
Messages
4,037
Reaction score
2
Location
Newick, East Sussex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
17
still just got a b.....y lake where my lawn and veg garden was- heron down again - ever hopeful :confused:
 

peteinwilts 

Drone Bee
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,755
Reaction score
2
Location
North Wilts
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Lots and lots
peteinwilts,

Watch out Pete,

They might be getting ready to swarm!! Everything in the garden is busy (or flying to some extent) here in Lincolnshire

Regards, RAB
Swarm!! ...in December!!! ...they must be mad!!

Should I set up a swarm box to pop nearby or should I just delve in?? ...

the forecast is 11 degrees and sunny tomorrow but with a bit of a breeze... too cold for the ladies?
 

jezd 

Drone Bee
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,541
Reaction score
0
Location
UK
Hive Type
other
Number of Hives
299.1
peteinwilt, tell me you are joking right, leave em alone !!!

:patriot:

ps if anyone has to go in hives next weekend is looking very good at mo, warm and dry!
 

Somerford 

Drone Bee
Joined
Aug 24, 2009
Messages
1,575
Reaction score
11
Location
Wiltshire, Somerset, S Glos & S Oxfordshire
Hive Type
national
I doubt they are preparing to swarm - very unlikely.

Just took a beekeeping for beginners course today and I was amazed at the numbers of bees out foraging that suddenly returned as it started raining as we stood beside the hives.....and I thought it was on the chilly side too !

Lots of pollen visible on legs !

regards

Stephen
 

peteinwilts 

Drone Bee
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,755
Reaction score
2
Location
North Wilts
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Lots and lots
I doubt they are preparing to swarm - very unlikely.

Just took a beekeeping for beginners course today and I was amazed at the numbers of bees out foraging that suddenly returned as it started raining as we stood beside the hives.....and I thought it was on the chilly side too !

Lots of pollen visible on legs !

regards

Stephen
glad to hear it!! maybe they are just getting their hymn practice in before christmas! :hat:

not sure if the honeysuckle is of any value. also not sure about the flowers that look like poached eggs... they are growing like weeds at the moment! (maybe they ARE weeds! :confused:)
 

admin 

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,393
Reaction score
1
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
What temps are members seeing tonight,@21.50 I am reading 14.2c outside?
 

Black Comb 

Queen Bee
Joined
Aug 10, 2009
Messages
2,737
Reaction score
0
Location
Cumbria
Hive Type
other
Number of Hives
10+
Well no activity for past few days. Not surprising really.
Today whilst the BBC said it was going to be a nice afternoon everyhwhere heavy cold showers came in with the tide and even humans in coats didn't venture out.
 

Latest posts

Top