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    Re: Solar Storm and swarm

    You are a much more confident bee catcher than I will ever be!
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    Solar Storm and swarm

    I know it sounds crazy, but all of a sudden the two hives went mid-summer crazy today -- same day as the biggest solar storm in 12 years! They don't seem to be absconding, just manic.

    I went to...
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    Re: multiple hives-proximity.

    Okay, that's sensible, but it begs the question why all the books recommend giving each hive lots of distance.

    For instance, if I want to increase my backyard hobby to 5 or 6 hives, can I just...
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    Re: swarming queen query

    Well that was fast, informative, and thoroughly logical.

    Now I get it.

    sincere thanks,

    Greg
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    multiple hives-proximity.

    The reference sources generally recommend placing hives several feet apart. I followed that rule when I started my second hive -- placing it about 10 feet away. They are thieving like mad now!
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    swarming queen query

    I am confused by what I read vs what I see. It's been on my mind all summer.

    It's a Bee 101 dummy question, and I apologize if I missed any previous discussion of this issue and/or sound stupid....
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    Hello from Vallejo in Northern California

    I started my first hive about 8 weeks ago -- actually, the woman who sold it to me had it up and running for about 6 weeks before that to make certain the queen was productive. I got the beehive as...
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