Swarm-8/7/18

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Jacobs
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Swarm-8/7/18

Post by Jacobs » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:32 pm

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More than enough bees to do a mite count with, but not by much. I have a black queen in a queen catcher clip & bees in 4 old medium frames in a nuc with a jar feeder on the inner cover. I plan on releasing her tomorrow & see if she will start laying. If so, I have resources to boost to see what she can do. Neither this "swarm" or yesterday's are strong enough to survive without boosting and serious feeding.

Jacobs
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Re: Swarm-8/7/18

Post by Jacobs » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:53 am

Despite reducing the opening of the nuc to about 1 bee, this "swarm" got overwhelmed before I could use a robber screen to close it up. Only some robbers remained inside when I opened the hive this morning.

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