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    Default amazing outdoor bee colony

    This bee colony chose to set up housekeeping on the bottom side of a tree limb in Athens, GA....last year. It overwintered and has already pitched at least one swarm this spring. Although our winters are mild compared to Maine's, they get cold nonetheless. We had several nights in the teens, countless in the twenties, blowing winds, rain and sleet. And this colony not only survived but thrived.

    http://www.boogerhillbee.com/beetree1.jpg
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    I have seen pictures of this , but never one in real life. Are you going to catch it?
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    I'm not going to try to collect it. I don't think it really 'belongs' to anyone nor is it bothering anybody. Not to mention that it is huge and about 40 feet up. Having said that, I'd like to have some of those 'survivor' genetics in my pool.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Great picture! I have never seen one with drawn out comb exposed to the elements before but I have collected swarms that have started making wax.
    Thanks for sharing...

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    I'd be all over that thing like bees on honey!

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    Default we had one in our yard

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