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Feral Bee Colony in Wall – Waggle

This colony was removed in late May and had just finished throwing a swarm, and possibly another swarm two or three weeks earlier.

What puzzled me was that there was only about 25 pounds of honey and only a very small amount of scattered capped brood and maybe about a half a frame of larva in various stages. Most of the comb was empty. I did not locate a queen so maybe she got coned out on her mating flight. And the cone was only left on for about 5 days.

Joe Waggle

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