Saturday, April 01, 2017

We have new neighbors

I have no idea where they came from, but, after swarming a bit, they've settled in.

No fooling.

Update, Friday afternoon:
For reasons known only to them, they were moved to swarm again.

After this display, they returned to what I guess is becoming a settled hive.

2 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

My experience is they may still move on. It sounds like a hive split. I guess when that happens some don't make it. Sometimes a beekeeper will try to claim the splitting hives. Since I don't like how the keepers mostly keep their bees, we don't turn them in. We let them be to find their own way... or not ;)

janinsanfran said...

Thanks Rain -- I figured someone would know more about this behavior than I do.

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