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Offline tincan

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absconding bees
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:33:58 PM »
when the last bees and queen leave abscond do they die off ,find hive without queen , try to start over or try to take over other hive by killing the queen ? just curios what happens to them .

Offline Joe D

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Re: absconding bees
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 01:52:57 PM »
If it is early enough in the year, they will find a new home and start over.  If iit is to late for them to build store they will probably die, or someone will catch the swarm.