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Offline themayor

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reuniting bees
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:59:20 PM »
I did a stump cut out and filled two medium boxes with comb. I combined 1 boxof comb with the vacuumed bees and brought it home. I left the other boxof comb on site to gather the foragers and stray bees in the area. can I just re combine these? will they remember each other? or should I do a newspaper combine.

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Re: reuniting bees
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 06:14:56 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it and just combine

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Re: reuniting bees
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 08:46:42 PM »
they'll be fine.  i just dumped some random bees in front of an established hive and they were taken right it.  you have problems if you have more than one queen, or if it's one hive robbing another.  if it's just workers moving in, not a problem.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 12:08:32 AM »
How do they distinguish between a worker needing a home and robbers? The ski masks?

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Re: reuniting bees
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 01:07:30 AM »
LOL

must be an attitude thing.  i watched ours be checked out by guard bees and let in.  maybe they had their little hats in their little hands.....
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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Re: reuniting bees
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 01:20:18 AM »
They can detect mischievous intruders that are up to no good.  :shock: :) ;) d2

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Re: reuniting bees
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 04:13:20 AM »
it's a secret handshake, and password. gotta have bunches of legs, and bee taught it.

 

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