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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    Hi fatshark
    I think your forage will get better sooner than here
    I'm a bit higher up and agriculture is mainly arable
    The three crop rotation is potatoes, wheat, OSR
    Rain today so feeding the ones which are low




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    My splits are doing fine with stores but the main hives are very low and I had to nip round and feed 13 hives last night in the rain. One had almost nothing left.

    Brood rearing had stopped in most of them. A bit of sun and I think they will find forage soon. The on off rain has put everything back this past week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengumbo View Post
    My splits are doing fine with stores but the main hives are very low and I had to nip round and feed 13 hives last night in the rain. One had almost nothing left.

    Brood rearing had stopped in most of them. A bit of sun and I think they will find forage soon. The on off rain has put everything back this past week or so.

    Its a really dire nectar dearth right now. Plenty pollen, very little nectar. Nothing building up here now, expansion at a dead stop.....unless feeding.

    Boys report that three small splits in Aberdeenshire had actually keeled over due to lack of food. Casts arriving in the last fortnight are dying unless fed. Good news is that the bell is early but some have bolted for the hills way too early. You only get a yield once the bigger acreages of bell come out AND the temp is above normal.

    Clover rarely yields thee days. Willowherb is greatly overestimated in amateur circles, and the limes in most of our places are not yielding despite many being in flower.

    Hungry times.

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    Same down here, I'm enjoying the dearth in a way as its provided me with a window of opportunity nicking any full supers from the last warm spell without there being a nectar shake to confuse matters.
    I heard talk of a swing in the jet stream possibly bringing back some settled weather next week, if so then it could be the season of seasons.

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