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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
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    robertsdale,Al.,USA
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    Default indecisive swarm

    I caught a swarm&hived them.they left that hive&went to a trap hive.left the trap hive&went to some equip I had stacked up.went outside cpl days later to get the hive I had originally put them in to hive another swarm&they were back in it&guess they are gonna stay 'cause they are now bringing in pollen

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    May 2011
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    San Francisco, CA
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    Default Re: indecisive swarm

    Wow, picky girls. I found that a good way to keep a swarm from absconding is to put a frame of brood and a frame of honey in right away. Girl's don't like to leave babies. I've never had one leave yet.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

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