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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Seal Cove, ME USA
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    Default A swarm just flew by my kitchen window

    This is my second season with bees. I had one hive last year that was very healthy. I reversed earlier this spring and split it about three weeks ago. Everything was looking great. I haven't been up to open my hives in two weeks because I had to leave town, but two weeks ago they both had plenty of space. I was up poking about in the bee yard earlier this morning and nothing seemed unusual.

    So, just now I was standing by the huge picture window in my kitchen when I heard a buzzing sound....looked out and there were a few thousand bees cruising by. They flew across the yard, across the street and into the woods...wanted to chase them, but I've got two young children and a high-speed beeline is pretty out of the question at the moment. There is a pond across the street, so is there a good chance they are over there between the woods and the pond? I am assuming I've had a swarm....suggestions on how to find them?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Nodaway, Missouri, USA
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    Default Re: A swarm just flew by my kitchen window

    your best bet may be to go after them. Bees often fly in a straight line to their desired locations. You better hurry though bees usually cluster for a couple hours
    You gotta risk it to get honey on your biscuit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: A swarm just flew by my kitchen window

    Their first landing site is usually within a few 100 feet of the hive. Its worth searching the immediate area for them.
    Dan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: A swarm just flew by my kitchen window

    Sounds like a "field trip" is in order ..... right now! lol

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