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Cleansing flights when air temp was 24 degrees.

Posted by denninmi 6A SE Michigan (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 3, 11 at 14:33

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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RE: Cleansing flights when air temp was 24 degrees.

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?

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