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Offline 40 Acre Bees

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Must of Missed This One!
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:31:31 pm »







Must of missed this one last year!!  Not good since we live in Canada No chance of survival here.

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Re: Must of Missed This One!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 05:40:20 am »
How does that happen?  They couldn't find a place to go?
Great pictures 40  Acre Bees!  I would keep an eye on that spot for future swarms to move in.  The appeal of old comb could be a lure.

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Re: Must of Missed This One!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 08:50:02 am »
How does that happen?  They couldn't find a place to go?
Great pictures 40  Acre Bees!  I would keep an eye on that spot for future swarms to move in.  The appeal of old comb could be a lure.

I have seen this happen here a few times.  After about 3 days of being homeless they will start building comb where they are.  I knew of one swarm in a guys yard lived like that for 3 years a few years back.  We had few years of drought and el nino winters and bees was able to survive
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Re: Must of Missed This One!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 02:12:33 pm »
Going to keep a close eye on this one and have also set up a make shift swarm trap not far from there.  I don't understand how we didn't see this last year as it is on a path we frequent.   

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Re: Must of Missed This One!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 12:34:30 am »
There can be other factors to the bees not finding a more sheltered location. If the bees swarm out of a hive and end up stuck in the swarm because of rainy weather, in 3 days the bees will be producing wax and once they start to build comb they will stay there.
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Re: Must of Missed This One!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 12:19:59 pm »
That type of nest is not uncommon here in Texas, probably for the reasons Apis mentioned.    Haven't seen any that survived the winter in North Central Texas though.  :)
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