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waggie 

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My blog will always be one day behind...

I got back in from shopping yesterday and the bees met me at the driveway gates !

Dashing up to the top of the garden through a (?swarm?) haze of (happy) bees I noticed that bees were all over the front of the hive even hanging hanging down onto the stand.

The only time I have seen bees do this is when bees swarm. Is it too early? Has something disturbed them? I panicked, raked a spare nuc and travelling box out of the summer house and strategically placed them nearby. I then left the bees (to their own devices) and went to get reinforcements (my husband from his woodworking class).

When we got back everything was as it should be! No bees hanging from trees (we looked in the wood too!)

There seem to be as many bees as there was before happily filling the super!

I now ask myself: have I lost some bees or is there another explanation?

Thoughts on this please....
 

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