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  1. Bee Forum
    Is a cluster of bees on a branch near the hive always a swarm? It's a really small group, and I'm pretty sure no primary swarm has issued from this hive. I did see them in front of the hive, in a gradually increasing dis-organized group, but they never turned into the major cloud of bees that...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Being new to raising queens, the weather has not cooperated much with raising queens. It seems to rain for 7 - 10 days with very few breaks in the weather each time I have a group of ladies emerge from their cells and according to the calendar, become sexually mature enough to take their mating...
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