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  1. #1
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    Big Grin More First Flights

    I love it when they do this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtH9nG929OU
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: More First Flights

    What I love is the color scheme of your boxes?

    You'd fit right in around here, in Packerland!

    BB

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    Default Re: More First Flights

    last time i had that many bees in the air it was a swarm, not the ones in front of the entrance, all the other ones.

    cool video
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    Default Re: More First Flights

    Do you have any clue why they are doing that? I like your box colors! Great idea.

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    Default Re: More First Flights

    I love it when they do this!

    Great video that shows the baby bees on their 1st orientation flight.
    It's rewarding to see a good orientation flight.
    Ernie
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    Default Re: More First Flights

    Quote Originally Posted by norcalpublicnews View Post
    Do you have any clue why they are doing that? I like your box colors! Great idea.
    It is called orientation flights...they are getting to know where they live so they can make their way back to the hive.
    Mike Forbes
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    Default Re: More First Flights

    Thanks NS. Now everyone in my office thinks Im nuts. I got out my glow sticks and broke into my techno dance. (had a mild rave flashback)
    Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked Hulk in the face. Now he hides in the forest and changed his name to Shrek

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    Default Re: More First Flights

    HEHE....well I had to do something, when I watched it for the first time I realized the a/c was running and there was a loud background roar.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Nice hives you got there !! I had a hive the other week doing the same thing. Being that this is my first year I almost panicked.... I thought the hive was being robbed. Luckily, patience proved that it was not the case. It was amazing. Bees everywhere by the thousands. It was a cool morning here " actually a record low for this time of year here 60 degree that morning after a week of near 100's. They were feeling good. God's animals sure are fasinating. Can't wait to peek into them this week.....

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    I got one hive that does this daily in a mass effort. Being that I'm new when I first saw it, I thought they were being robbed or swarming.
    Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
    Thomas A. Edison

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    Default Re: More First Flights

    I have noticed the orientation flights to be in the late afternoon around 4:00 - 5:00 PM. It's rewarding to see and hear them after all the efforts that nature and I have provided the hives.
    It's something to reflect on early winter - spring.
    Ernie
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    Default Re: More First Flights

    I was out weed wacking on Sunday and just as I got done around the hives and moved to the house they boiled out of one of my hives by the thousands...funny thing was this was 6:30 PM. They did it just as the sun dipped behind the house.
    Mike Forbes
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