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Bcrazy 

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I collected a swarm yesterday a big swarm of Carnies all yellow . I placed them in an observation hive and feed them . They are on fresh foundation. At 0830 this morning the bloody lot had come out of the obs hive and were hanging around the hole used for the entrance. So I scooped what was there into a skep and left them. At 0900 the majority had gone back into the Obs hive. Thank gawd. So now hopefully I have an observation hive on the go.
My first thoughts when I saw the bees outside this morning was what have I done wrong why are they out. They do look different with the Gray ish hair on the thorax.
So that's my tale of woe.
 

Haughton Honey 

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Lots of Commercial hives.......
So that's my tale of woe.
My tale of woe is that I haven't had one call-out for a swarm yet, even though I'm on all of the local council's and pest controller's lists.

Hurry up!!

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Bcrazy 

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Hi Finman,
I did mention the grayish hair on the thorax when referring to the bees. But the colouration is so distinct from my bees its a real eye opener. Oribal.
 

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