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  1. Thread: Grumpy hive

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    Hive swarmed again! We managed to capture this...

    Hive swarmed again! We managed to capture this swarm though and all seems well with the new one. We opened the old hive and there are still a lot of bees in there, complete with lots of brood and...
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    That sounds like good advice: the bees know how...

    That sounds like good advice: the bees know how to take care of themselves better than we know how to take care of them... Sometimes I think they do well in spite of us instead of because of us. I...
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    Thanks for the reply RayMarler! The weather...

    Thanks for the reply RayMarler!

    The weather here is rainy, wet and cold. It's been a miserable spring... We had one week of real spring which is when the hive swarmed.

    I knew it was too...
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    Generally they're in one big clump that's...

    Generally they're in one big clump that's clustered around the hive entrance,sometimes in a long "beard". The clump last night was the width of the hive and extended from the entrance almost to the...
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    That is exactly the info we were looking for! ...

    That is exactly the info we were looking for! Thanks!

    Just a thought: what would happen if we were to introduce a new queen?
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    Grumpy hive

    Our hive swarmed last week but we were unable to capture the swarm. For the last few days the bees have been gathering in large clumps all over the front of the hive and are pretty durn grouchy. ...
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