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This is the third time I have witnessed what appears to be a small swarm entering my established hives. I have not heard of this happening to anyone else so I'm trying to find out whats going on. they have been between softball to cantaloupe size and appear to enter the hive without struggle. They explore all openings of the hive as I would expect from robbers or a foreign swarm. but than 10 min later it is business as usual at the entrance. My queens is marked and to my surprise every time this has happened the next day when I make an inspection the same queen is there. I thought i understood robbing and swarming but this does not seem to be either. Any idea whats going on?
 

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Never seen what you seem to be experiencing, I have on two occasions watched a large swarm take over a hive, in one case I had just made a split the day before and they took over the queenless one, the other time they took over a queenless hive that would not accept a queen cell because it had developed laying workers, it became one of my best hives. They were not AFB. I don't have a clue to your situation, I hope someone will clue us in.
 

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I have had this happen several times in my yard. For example, last fall A small nuc left their box and took over a stronger nuc. I third to capture the invading queen as I was working the yard when it happened. She flew away and I thought ok she won't come back. We'll I was wrong. Found the resident queen dead at the entrance. It over wintered well and is now a strong hive
 
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