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  1. #1
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    Default Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Two short videos of a swarm settling into a tree and a peek into the box after they were hived.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggarYZxpP60

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYENxiGnTbc
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    Default Re: Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Nice!. how many hives are did you have after winter and how many do you have now? last few have been some pretty nice sized swarms

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    Default Re: Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Did you put that swarm on Rite Cell Foundation? If so, are they drawing it out pretty good.
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    Default Re: Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Hmm. Had to think about that for a minute. I used to have around 30 a few years back. That was way too many. As they died off I didn't replace them, and ended up with around 10 at the beginning of last spring. My health took a hit and I pretty much ignored them all year. Entered the winter with 3. One of those didn't make it. Now I have 5, which is plenty. Both the bees and I are doing great now.
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    Default Re: Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Quote Originally Posted by ycitybz View Post
    Did you put that swarm on Rite Cell Foundation? If so, are they drawing it out pretty good.
    I did. I thought about putting a frame of brood and some drawn in there, but then decided to just leave them on bare waxed RiteCell and watch to see how they handle it. Too early to tell, but I'll take a look this afternoon and see what they're up to. I can see them congregating on the spot where they were swarming yesterday.
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    Default Re: Swarming bees and a look after they're hived

    Cool. 5 does seem like plenty. enough honey and resources to move around if necessary

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