Cleansing flights when air temp was 24 degrees.

denninmi(8a)February 3, 2011

I have six hives. Last Sunday afternoon, the air temp was about 24 degrees, with bright sunny skies and no wind.

I was quite surprised to see that the bees were out taking cleansing flights and removing dead bees from the hives.

I thought it was too cold at that air temp, but apparently it was OK, as I saw bees returning to the hives, as well as going out.

Not a lot, mind you, and only from 2 of the six hives.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

24F....that's minus 4.4 Celsius scale here, freezing temperature and bees don't fly. If they do, it's usually a one way trip, freezing up in the
air then straight to the ground. Are you on the different temperature scale?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 9:42PM
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