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Author Topic: lil swarm or stragglers?  (Read 460 times)
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« on: April 29, 2012, 10:10:46 PM »

wondering if these are the stragglers or am I now just starting to see the smaller swarms?  homeowner said they had been there for two weeks!  same numbers..

put down a nuc and they marched in a hurry to get to the syrup i had in there. lol

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:45:39 PM »

i'm guessing little swarm.  stranglers would not be so organized and i don't think they'd hang around for 2 weeks.  surprised a swarm would either.  might not have been the same swarms that the home owner saw.  could have been a couple of small/after swarms from the same local hive.  i have had the experience of multiple swarms from same hive,  heading for the same tree, etc. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:27:39 PM »

I bet stranglers after the swarm.    They just got left behind.   
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 08:25:59 PM »

Wouldn't stragglers normally return to the original hive if it wasnt destroyed ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 08:28:05 PM »

No.    I have seen them at the swarm location for 2 or 3 weeks after a swarm.    But their numbers do go down on time.
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