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Online Ben Framed

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Mating Flight
« on: May 15, 2018, 08:26:54 am »
What is the furtherest distance that a virgin queen will travel in order to mate?

Offline Acebird

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Re: Mating Flight
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 08:33:33 am »
What is the furtherest distance that a virgin queen will travel in order to mate?
Hopefully she doesn't have to go over 3 miles because the farther she goes the less likely she will make it back.
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Re: Mating Flight
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 08:44:49 am »
To the nearest DCA which is like a nightclub for bees. :)

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Re: Mating Flight
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 10:19:40 am »
To the nearest DCA that is outside of where her brothers fly to, which is about 1 KM.
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Re: Mating Flight
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 12:12:31 pm »
Thanks Fellows!

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Re: Mating Flight
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 03:17:58 am »
Some will say 1 mile or up to 8 miles depending on how far the DCA is at.   I suspect that my local DCA is only
a half mile away from my hives.   But again you really don't know.