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With all due respect to those dedicated professionals who practice the art of beelining.

The other day, with low nectar flow, I put out 3 frames with a little nectar/honey for the bees to clean up ( well away from my hives). Thr first day there was vitrually no traffic. The second day, the frames were covered in bees filling up.
There was enough traffic that I could literally watch a "line" of bees comming from a tree about
400 feet away. Did not expect this as it is less than 100 feet from my front door.

Further investigation found a large established hive. Yesterday we took down 7-8lbs of bees plus comb. Had a hydraulic lift to get up 18 feet.

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Yeah, when there is little other viable forage, any bee stumbling
across such a treasure trove is certain to brag about it, which
can bring the entire foraging force of a hive to the party.

The dilemma of this approach in bee-lining is how to get that
first bee to stumble across whatever "bait" you have deployed,
and how to make that bait seem more attractive than whatever
else the hive is currently working, so that recruitment is good.

A hydraulic lift! Wow, what nice toys you have!
 
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