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My bees have swarmed.

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Uwe in USA
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:37 am    Post subject: My bees have swarmed. Reply with quote

Hi All.
Just wanted to let you know what I experienced. I had three beehives last summer on only one survived over the winter. So I left the two beehive that didn't make it open and for cleaning up later. Today my only surviving beehive swarmed and settled into one of the two that didn't survive. Is that ok? I guess the bees know what they are doing.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Uwe.
As long as you're sure the dieouts weren't caused by brood disease it will be fine.
I doubt brood disease was the issue but if there has been reports in your area it pays to shut up any dead hives until you're sure.
The swarm will tidy up & you will probably find dead bees & mummified larvae in front the hive in a few days.
That's normal behaviour.
Don't worry
Bee happy.
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