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grizzly 

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Hi All

I have only been at my new out apiary a couple of weeks, in that time there has been 2 swarms, one of which i saw up in a tree yesterday, a little cracker, about 10feet up on 1 small branch.

Neither have been from my hives, marked queens still present and yesterday i clipped them, so i know they are secure for now.

I know there is possibly a local bee farmer who has hives somewhere in the vicinity, so i guess they have come from there.

My question is - how far will a swarm initially travel when it exits the hive ? some that i have seen have not moved more than 50-100 foot, i would like some opinions so i can then try and guage where these hives could possibly be ?
 

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