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SHB with swarm

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I have read about SHB being with swarms, or at least I think I have, but I saw it first hand today. I guess the beetles take flight with the bees when they leave a colony. I was amazed that they actually did that, but a friend of mine caught one of his own swarms today and I saw a SHB crawling around on his tractor bucket with the bees as they were going in the hive. The beetle didn't survive.....
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why would this be surprizing? you get them with package bees.
Package bees don't fly to the package. They get shaken, along with SHB into a box. The SHB flew with the bees to the tree I suppose.
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