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Offline gov1623

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swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:20:57 PM »
I was inspecting one of my beehives today when the sky started filling up with bees. I thought it might be robbing so i closed up the hive but come to my suprise, it was a small swarm with a big queen. I have to say this was the first time a swarm landed on my beehive while i was inspecting it. Really neat!  It seems like we are having alot of late swarms in louisiana this year.

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« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 10:53:39 PM by gov1623 »
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Offline AllenF

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Re: swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 10:31:57 PM »
Sweet.

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Re: swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 08:51:40 AM »
Did the swarm move into the hive you were inspecting?
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Offline gov1623

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Re: swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 01:44:35 AM »
It looks like they were trying to get in through a crack in the cover but once i caught the queen and put her in the empty nuc box on top, they all followed her in.
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Re: swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 10:50:14 AM »
Pretty cool.

Offline bailey

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Re: swarm landed on my beehive while doing inspection
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 09:49:05 AM »
its not uncommon to get swarms until november here. (your only 20 min from me)
just make sure to feed them or give them some frames of honey.
bailey
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

 

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