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funbee1
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« on: December 29, 2012, 02:11:47 PM »

Can anyone clear this up for me?

When I install a package in the Spring I have to feed them until they get frames drawn. So how do swarms survive when they go find a new home that has no drawn comb? Seems like they'd starve before they got comb drawn and any food stored.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 02:18:34 PM »

Bee for they swarm from the old hive they fill themselves with honey the honey stores and them swarm away and look for a new place to live.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 02:20:29 PM »

A big swarm can bee very heavy beecause of the honey, 20kg is not unheard of.


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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 04:45:29 PM »

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2 kg swarm fills a Langstroth box and 40% out of its weight is honey.

A swarm has 3 days food with them.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 07:37:40 PM »

Thanks for the info Ed and Finski.
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