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Swarm moves into observation hive
« on: July 16, 2009, 09:54:08 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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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 09:58:51 PM »
What good luck!

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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 10:18:54 PM »
some are still outside(not many)but the hive is pretty full.

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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 10:46:42 PM »
Very cool Ken, hope they stay for you, that's a lot of bees.


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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 11:11:52 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?"   :roll:  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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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 08:01:59 AM »
Time to build another room on the house Ken for the indoor apiary.
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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 08:54:49 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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Re: Swarm moves into observation hive
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 09:26:43 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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