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Offline duck

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swarm on ligustrum one house down.
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:29:39 PM »
noticed alot of bees flying in the street yesterday evening, and they piled into a ligustrum in the neighbors yard next to the street.  Shook them in a nuc and caged the queen.  she is a dark one, with no mark.  I assume its from a hive somewhere to the west.  I have been open feeding for a couple months now and have been noticing bees leaving the feeders and heading west and not to a hive I have.  I just recently went through the hives and marked all my queens and there were no queen cells.  The queen in this one was not marked.  I think this may be froma hive real close. soo, this is a little swarm that will probly get combined with a wad of bees this week.




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Re: swarm on ligustrum one house down.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 02:09:04 PM »
Cool! Nice catch.
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Re: swarm on ligustrum one house down.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 03:26:10 PM »
heh I think its funny that they came basically to my backyard with the 21 hives, 5 gallon feeders, and a bunch of empty boxes and nucs.  I was wondering if the were thinking hey lets join the bee party here.

 

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