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Offline saltybluegrass

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Bees on the ground help?
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:07:15 pm »


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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 01:31:29 pm »
My guess its a late, abnormal, swarm or they had to leave home???

Offline Troutdog

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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 01:33:12 pm »
Might be a puddle swarm. Hive them in nuc and see if you spot a queen or a virgin.
Looks too healthy for toxins or virus. But can't tell much from the short visual.

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Offline saltybluegrass

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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 01:35:25 pm »
Well a little more background
To the right of that hive is a so called failed hive I just asked about adding brood to.
What I did was add the remaining bees to this one and set those frames  out in the video
Maybe I dropped a Q from that so called failed hive.
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Offline saltybluegrass

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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 02:32:44 pm »
Was a lil swarm-or my mistake but I  found the queen and transferred to 5 frame nuc 5 feet away
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Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 01:59:42 am »
Highest probability is that queen came from, fell iff if, whatever frames you were moving around.  Goto the hive you took the frames from.  Look for queen missing in there to confirm, then put her back in her hive.
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Offline saltybluegrass

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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 07:55:29 am »
On a great note , I found her first queen ever. On a bad note she did not like the new nuc and flew away.
Those were cutout bees that got weakened and were being robbed.
I made mistake of not finding her but taking the honey frames out and that?s how she ended on the ground.
Back to 3 hives maybe that?s what god wants me to have?
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Re: Bees on the ground help?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 09:03:01 am »
Back to 3 hives maybe that?s what god wants me to have?
Three hives are sustainable.
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