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  1. #1
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    Default New from Branson, MO

    Built a TPH last year and just had a call one week ago that someone had a swarm on a 3 rails fence. I was able to retrieve the hive in a transport box and put it in the Top Bar the same afternoon. One week later they seem to be doing good, have been feeding them they have been foraging and I am waiting to see the first signs of comb.
    I do wonder how to tell if they are italian, russian, european bees. They are fairly gentle, they do come after me if I get to close to fast but only one or two at a time. I am hoping that once they have thier comb and get busy with that that they will not be as aggresive.
    Anyway like the forum and the information on it.
    Rick
    Last edited by rtoney; 04-20-2011 at 02:50 PM.

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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Welcome to the site!

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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Welcome to the site. Hope you dodged those tornadoes yesterday!
    Try living life with the attitude it's not about what you want to do but what you should do!

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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Welcome, the sad truth is they may become more defensive when they have a home to defend, brood and food.
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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Welcome rtoney

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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Thanks for the welcome. Can anyone explain how I might know what kind of bees I got in this swarm italian, russian, european, wild, or not?
    Thanks
    Rick

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    Default Re: New from Branson, MO

    Quote Originally Posted by rtoney View Post
    Thanks for the welcome. Can anyone explain how I might know what kind of bees I got in this swarm italian, russian, european, wild, or not?
    Thanks Rick
    Good luck on that question. I see you posted another thread on the same topic. I'd say the average would be Italian here in our state. The swarm probably came from a local beekeeper and your local club might be able to tell you who that is.
    Try living life with the attitude it's not about what you want to do but what you should do!

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