[ocba] Henbit Pollen
lewis at hivebody.com
Wed Feb 2 14:35:35 EST 2011
I would certainly put my ear against the side of the hive and give it
a good tap. You should hear the bees buzz a bit inside with each
tap. If you don't hear a distinct buzz, I'd crack it open and dig a
bit. If you see a good cluster, put it back together and let it be.
It's a bit windy today to be doing a thorough inspection but you
should be able to determine if the colony is still kicking. If you
see a few bees scrounging, they are probably robbers from nearby
cleaning up the honey and it's time to order a package.
On Feb 2, 2011, at 2:11 PM, Eckel, Stephen wrote:
> Does that mean if you did not see any bees today you should be
> worried that there are none in the hive? I have not seen any dead
> ones (besides a few) around the base, so did not think they were all
> dead. Just wondering.
> From: ocba-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:ocba-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> ] On Behalf Of Catherine Adamson
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 1:28 PM
> To: Lewis Cauble
> Cc: bees Orange County
> Subject: Re: [ocba] Henbit Pollen
> I have seen very small amounts of pollen, but my girls did visit the
> local nursery over the weekend to get nectar from the Mahonia
> blooming there. I doubt this is a major source, but I was glad to
> see them.
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Lewis Cauble <lewis at hivebody.com>
> I have 1 or 2 hives that have found some henbit out and about
> somewhere today. They weren't dragging in loads of the red pollen
> so I can't say that I am excited but I am encouraged. Bee season
> can't be too far away.
> Wiki has a list of pollens with their color.
> In the photo below you might see a wee hint of red pollen on this
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