Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Town swarm...

I noticed a swarm clustered out front of a church in town on my way home and stopped and picked them up. Got them hived this evening but was a little rough. I'm hoping them stay but I'll check in a couple of days to make sure. Also noticed the the purple hive had a full front porch late this evening fanning. Believe it's the queen out on mating flight but not 100%. Could possibly bee that when I was hiving the town swarm the queen ended up over there. I did notice what looked like orientation flights on the newly hived swarm but it could be that the queen took off and ended up in the purple hive. I'm 50/50 on it actually. It seemed like mating flight behavior but you never know about these fascinating little creatures.

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