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There is nothing more fun than watching a big hum of new bees scoping out their new home. The hive on the left just started for the day, the hive on the right just got done. It's almost as if they call each other and coordinate times.

Both hives were set up 4/27 via packages. The hive on the right has always been a bit faster, the one on the left is catching up and doing great. I'm just really enjoying the whole experience and fun to watch the colonies grow!

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Cool! I got a package around that time and Nuc a few weeks later from a different source. I also have some older hives and splits and from those hives. The splits, nuc and package all seem to be doing about the same.

Besides seeing the clouds of bees in the orientation flights, it's fun to look up and see them spiraling upwards.
 

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@tabby - I'm so amazed I can be a foot away from the action and they go about their business. I'm a total newbie but loving the whole experience. got some honey on my shirt the other day on an inspection, oh wow that's good. Stoked for the pollination for the garden too.
 

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I have to pick my position to watch them since the foragers can take off like a bullet and smack me in the face. There's a LOT of forage right now, plus they make a bee line to my water gardens so I stay out of that path too.
This year seems so much better than last year, with all the rain making things bloom.
Should be a good honey year (crosses fingers).
 

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In the evenings...we pull up the chairs in the shade and watch the bees. It's relaxing and a lot like watching a campfire at night. You become mesmerized.
 

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