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Setup a Warre Hive & Attract a Wild Swarm

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Added by Jacqueline F.
on Aug 16, 2010.
 
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  • Debby C.

    Jacqueline, could you tell me what's happening here? I'm guessing there's a queen in the middle of that bee pile? Oh, it's on top of a ladder! Nucleus, of the swarm and a nifty carrying thing......? cool, it fits right into the hive box!

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  • Jacqueline F.

    I'm glad you asked about it. A willow tree got knocked down in Oregon City in September. We went down and moved the comb and the bees into a new hive. It was so late in the season it was a hard move because they lost a lot of brood. My husband Joseph made these frames for a Warre hive so we could cut out pieces that still had brood, pollen or honey in them and put them into the hive body. The bees in this photo are protecting the brood. Very sweet bees (as most are). Sadly they didn't make it. I kept them going till February when they were down to about 2,000 bees. There just weren't enough of them to be a full colony. A heart breaker when that happens.

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