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  1. Ten Mile
    January 4, 2012
  2. steve
    January 4, 2012

    During a warm spell last week (11 Celsius) I popped the top off and the bees were milling about and didn’t look clustered. Then about a dozen bees then proceeded to attack my unprotected face! No stings but will be smarter next time.
    I don’t have as much free space above the top bars and that could be why mine don’t look like yours. Also our weather has been fairly mild this winter and has only been below 0 a couple times.
    Hope to do a Oxalic acid treatment this weekend. Have you seen any mites in your colonys in NF?

    • Phillip
      January 4, 2012

      Yeah, Steve, I had my bees attack my face last winter like you described. That was fun. I think they went for my face not to sting me but because it was a source of heat for them.

      I’ll have to read over the link Ten Mile posted. I should really know all this stuff already, but I’ve been slacking off on my bee-reading lately. I barely have the time for it.

      No mites in Newfoundland yet.

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