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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    Crystal Water, Queensland, Australia
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    Default Swarm on back of hive

    I have never seen this: A medium sized swarm settled first on a branch about 12 m up and then decided to move to the back of a hive ( containing bees). I hived it and it seems to be " normal". While the swarm settled the bees from the original hive keept flying in and out as if nothing was happening. Odd? Seen before?

  2. #2
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    Staunton VA
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    Default Re: Swarm on bacl of hive

    I have not seen it but have heard about several times and it does happen from time to time when they cant find a suitable home

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Swarm on bacl of hive

    There would have been plenty of lovely homes - my Trap Hives, just meteres away, for eample or many large ,old trees with hollows.. I wish the bees where a little more cooperative

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
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    robertsdale,Al.,USA
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    Default Re: Swarm on bacl of hive

    not only will they light on the hive,but they will try to take it over if it is weak.I caught a huge swarm that left the hive I put them in& took over a split I had made

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