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Offline zzen01

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Sad Day!
« on: July 04, 2011, 05:29:03 PM »
SAD Day I think that a good % of the Bees in my good hive SWARMED today :-(!  :'(  :-x

Offline AllenF

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Re: Sad Day!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 06:53:30 PM »
Sorry to hear that.   

Offline Bee-Bop

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Re: Sad Day!
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 06:58:01 PM »
Sorry to hear that.

Now is the time to think about all you could have done to have prevented it.

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Offline zzen01

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Re: Sad Day!
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 07:38:10 PM »
Shoulda done a SPLIT about a week or 2 ago.

Offline Bennettoid

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Re: Sad Day!
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 07:56:00 PM »
Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

They will build back up. Although swarming is undesirable for us, its actually a sign of a healthy hive.

Take a good look around, you may be able to find them.

Offline T Beek

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Re: Sad Day!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 07:57:28 AM »
Shoulda done a SPLIT about a week or 2 ago.

Splitting will give you more colonies if that's what your trying to accomplish, but keeping your broodnests open will give you stronger colonies and minimize swarming.  With allowing bees to swarm you always take the chance that your new virgin queen won't make it back resulting in a queenless hive.  Its a set back anyway because queen has to start from scatch.  Swarm prevention should be practiced by those beeks who want to KEEP bees.

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