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Offline RHBee

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Colony on a tree limb.
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:52:15 AM »
Word has gotten out of work but I'm a beekeeper. Today a guy approached me about a Colony that has built comb on a tree limb. I have never heard of European honey bees doing this. He says that there 5 combs for honey. This sounds almost too good to be true. He also says that there are large number of honey bees. I know I could be a late year swarm but I was also concerned that they could be Africanized. Has anyone seen European honey bees do this?
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Ray

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Re: Colony on a tree limb.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 10:19:51 AM »
yes,several times
to bee or not to bee

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Re: Colony on a tree limb.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
yes,several times

Great! Thank you. Looks like I'll get another hive.
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Ray

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Re: Colony on a tree limb.
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
Yes I think I posted pictures of one that I got last year. They started as a softball size swarm and grew in 2 months to be bigger than a football. A very gentle hive. I will see if I can find the post. I think I did it as an Open Air Hive.
Jim
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