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Offline gardeningfireman

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Small amount of bees living in traps
« on: June 06, 2010, 09:05:20 PM »
I have two swarm traps in my yard. One has a couple dozen bees living in it, and the other has a few. No queen, just workers. Could be left overs from the swarm and cut-out hive I had that absconded, but not sure. Will they keep a new swarm from coming in? What should I do with them?

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Re: Small amount of bees living in traps
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 09:08:26 PM »
I had about fifty or so in a bait hive.  I had caught a large swarm there but these bee's must either have been flying or resting in the leaves of the tree.  After getting the swarm home I took the bait hive back and there was a group hanging in the tree next to were the bait hive was.  As soon as I hoisted it up they went in.  I took the bait hive home again and shook it out in front of the original swarm and they went right in.  I then put the bait hive out in a different spot.