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    Jul 2013
    Lake Orion, MI

    Default New Diy observation hive with part of a late season swarm.

    Well long story short i collected a very late season swarm in michigan 2 weeks ago. The bees all took off from the hive i put them in. After a week there was still a sizable amount of bees on the ground where i collected the swarm so i gathered them and brought them home. The next day i put together an OH and added the bees after 2 days of not seeing a queen i had a carniolan queen shipped in from cali. She was introduced a few days ago and was released from her cage early this morning. The bees have been drawing out comb like mad since the queen was introduced i can see progress every time i look at the hive. only thing that has changed since the bees were introduced is the first half drawn out frame was replaced with a new foundation. It was way off center and the bees began building it into the glass. Im waiting to start seeing eggs and capped brood this next week!
    Last edited by teatimetony; 10-12-2013 at 12:24 PM.


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