Re: Factors contributing to Swarms and Swarm Prevention
He knows he knows because of his nose. I think there is a certain amount of assuming going on here. Assuming what a bee smells. Assuming why a bee does what it does because of what it smells. Assuming that there is any smell of baby bees left after any length of time. Assuming that bees don't work foundation when there are all sorts of determining factors other than those sited.
Maybe they didn't work the foundation because conditions weren't right. Lack of a nectar flow. Lack of enuf bees at the right stage of growth to provide wax production. Just to name a few.
Refering to foundation as a toxic waste dump is a gross exageration.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B