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    Re: sweet clover differences

    I kind of figured they will be mixed. Also the basswood trees and black locust trees will be blooming soon, so it will be a mix for sure unless I figure out the timing skills of supering. Thanks for...
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    sweet clover differences

    I have an acre of solid yellow sweet clover ready to bloom in a couple weeks, followed by about another acre of white sweet clover to bloom a few weeks later. Is there any difference in the honey...
  3. Re: Hived a new swarm, 5 minutes later they moved into an occupied hive.

    Adrian, I found the article, thanks so much for that! Sounds like in most cases, the swarm queen wins out and the occupied hive bees except her within a very short time. I better put on more...
  4. Re: Hived a new swarm, 5 minutes later they moved into an occupied hive.

    I know thats a great idea, but it was getting dark when I discovered them and I did not want to go through hives to find brood. Last year I saw one of my hives swarming to a tree, ran to get a bait...
  5. Re: Hived a new swarm, 5 minutes later they moved into an occupied hive.

    I am sure they did not swarm from the new package, I checked today for swarm cells/queen cups, none found. I suspect it was from a hive that threw a previous swarm exactly a month ago. The activity...
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    I do not see much information on this. Caught one of my own swarms last night(large swarm) and dumped them into new box. (I have done this before successfully). This time they streamed with purpose...
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