Swarm 03/18/2017

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donwal
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Swarm 03/18/2017

Post by donwal » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm

High Point, Guilford County

Swarm arrived in our bee yard today at 2:00 pm. I don't think is from our hives. Put them in Sally's five frame nuc box. We did not see the queen, but I believe she is in the box. They settled in nicely and started orientation flights, flying out and coming back in. Will move them to her yard tomorrow.

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This is Sally's first bee hive.
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Re: swarm 03/18/2017

Post by Jacobs » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:49 am

It is always nice when the bees come to you. It is also nice of you to give a gift of bees to a new beekeeper.

I had activity in an empty hive yesterday that looked like scouts or perhaps my bees removing the last of the honey from some frames. This morning, I am hearing bees in the empty. If it is a swarm, it is not a large one. I'm wondering if it may just be bees that got caught inside the empty when the thunderstorms hit yesterday afternoon. If I still see and hear activity tomorrow, when it is warmer, I will open the hive and check things out.

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Re: Swarm 03/18/2017

Post by donwal » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:52 pm

Sally's hive was moved to her home today. The girls have settled in nicely.

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