This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Nectar Flow is Intense

The nectar flow has really picked up steam. Beekeepers have been stopping in for more supers. They were looking in their hives yesterday and today and noticed a huge difference than where the hive was just a few days ago.
 The hive at Warner Nature Center is on a scale. That hive put on over 12 lbs of honey on the 4th of July alone.
 You can see on the graph, the honey weight is the yellow line. From the 29th until the 1st, a slight honey gain. The 2nd and the 3rd, a more notable increase. Then the 4th of July, the nectar weight starts to rise dramatically. Today the 5th the weight is still on an upward trend. This is the link to Paul's Scale.
Paul's Hive Scale
 Beekeepers need to check their hives if they haven't checked them lately.

Current hive weight on a colony at Warner Nature Center - P. Liedel