Thursday, May 2, 2013

Email from Stacy Krueger

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Subject: bee's
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2006, 9:41 AM

hi dawn, i was reluctant to check on my bee's since its been really cold here in the bottoms of north pole but did so today any way. i had to check(since hiving) if my queens were out and laying. they were out apparently as i found eggs and larva. i made some interesting observations in that i noticed there is a lot of moisture in the hive,so much so that the pollen patties were molding. also noticed bees congregating at the water pools on the inner cover. one of the most interesting observations is that after i finished checking, refilling feeders and a fresh piece of pollen pattie is that looking at the snow, my equipment, and bee suite, there was bee poop all over the place, as if there were waiting for an invitation to poop. i guess they dont poop in the hive? they also seem, to be active in dragging their dead buddies out of the hive. i also noticed that the bee that did take flight were scattered around the area a short time latter as if they had been thermally shocked and died in flight. any way, hope things are going good for you. and remember, it is what it is. stacy

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