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« on: July 16, 2009, 08:54:08 PM »

A swarm moved into my observation hive today. A neighbor spotted it first in a pear tree,then my wife(mabuzzbee) came home to find it on the side of the house entering into our observation hive which had dwindled.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 08:58:51 PM »

What good luck!

Will it hold the all?


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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 09:18:54 PM »

some are still outside(not many)but the hive is pretty full.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 09:46:42 PM »

Very cool Ken, hope they stay for you, that's a lot of bees.


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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 10:11:52 PM »

that is so cool.  i just showed it to my husband.  he said "maybe i should open up the tube on ours and see if a swarm  moves in?"   rolleyes  i didn't know he'd stuck a paper towel in the end to keep bugs and stuff out! 

that's a lot of bees.  you may have to do a split!  maybe buy another observation hive?  evil
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 07:01:59 AM »

Time to build another room on the house Ken for the indoor apiary.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 07:54:49 AM »

That's very cool!  I 've tried to lure a swarm into a top bar hive using nasonov.  Two landed very close and I captured them.  Maybe they were on their way in.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 08:26:43 AM »

I'm assuming that the observation hive was empty?

That is really neat!

I've wondered if bees would do that but I've always assumed that a obs. hive has a smaller space than what they'd like.

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