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tidymeup 

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Has anyone successfully tracked bees back to their hive? I lost a few swarms this year and have since moved all my hives from where the swarms were lost.

I am almost sure that I am the only beekeeper close enough to where I have seen the bees so they must have setup some where but it would be good to track them and recover them.

Does anyone have any tops? I know which direction they fly off in.
 

Hebeegeebee 

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I think I have read that you can put up a bait station; oncethe bees start to feed you can watch them fly back home (straight line) so you can triangulate. Might be good theory, not done it though!
 

tidymeup 

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It sounds like a job for a day with quite a bit of free time. although i might give it a go just se see if i can find where they are going :).
 

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