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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Quick Rabun Report

It snowed in Rabun County this weekend and was cold, cold, cold the whole time we were there. I didn't want to disturb the bees but am worried about this hive since I don't think they are ready for winter.

The prediction for this coming week is that the highs will be in the 60s and 70s after noon each day of this coming week.

I do want to give these bees more food, so I stopped by on my drive back to Atlanta and switched out the empty baggies for two full ones. I don't know if it will help them, but I'd like to think so.

Given the temperature (around 42 when we stopped) I only pulled off the top, yanked out the baggies and installed two more rather quickly. There were a few dead bodies on the landing as one would expect in weather too cold to fly.


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  1. I found with the cold weather the bees won't take the syrup from the feeder. It's approaching winter now so probably too late to do baggies. I wish I could give the bees a nice warm syrup IV.

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