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Offline duck

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lil swarm or stragglers?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:10:46 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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Re: lil swarm or stragglers?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 11:45:39 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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Re: lil swarm or stragglers?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 08:27:39 PM »
I bet stranglers after the swarm.    They just got left behind.   

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Re: lil swarm or stragglers?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 09:25:59 PM »
Wouldn't stragglers normally return to the original hive if it wasnt destroyed ?
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Re: lil swarm or stragglers?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 09:28:05 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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