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Re: [TopHive] bees are clustering on the bottom of my TBH

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  • Kevin Rarick
    It s quite warm out this time of year. Mid 81F/27C during the day and 57F/14C at night. they ve been doing this for a while so i don t think they re going to
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 26, 2013
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      It's quite warm out this time of year. Mid 81F/27C during the day and
      57F/14C at night. they've been doing this for a while so i don't think
      they're going to swarm. seems to be plenty of room in the hive still. a few
      bars left on each side. perhaps its just better temperature regulation?


      On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:15 AM, P.H. Rankin Hansen <ping@...>wrote:

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      > I can off hand think of three different reasons:
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      > Too much ventilation - they are trying to block it
      > Bearding - hive is starting to get too warm.
      > They are preparing to swarm
      >
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      > Peter H. Rankin Hansen
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      > Den 26-07-2013 03:15, KevinR skrev:
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      > > i have a TBH with a screened bottom. recently the bees or a large number
      > of them have begun clustering on the bottom of the hive against the
      > screened bottom.
      > >
      > > is this normal?
      > >
      >
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      >


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