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    A new thread cause we entered the summer here. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Flyinglessons for awesome birds that will travel to Africa again in late summer / autumn. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    I love that they're so well spaced out :lol: #socialdistancing :thumbup:
     
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    Cant wait for their arrival :D

    Thank you for your photo threads. They really are beautiful.
     
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    Hahaha that's amazing that it has its own hashtag even :lol:
     
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    Stunning pictures as always..

    You so lucky.... we have had the coldest winter i can remember in years
    We hadnt had black frost in our area for years buy we have been hit this year.. lot of plants just frozen to death
     
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    Heathwave here these days. About 30C

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    My bees decided to swarm today.
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    I wish..... we were -8 during that spell last week with black frost... that was not nice...
     
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    What does that mean... does the swarm go and find somewhere else to start a hive again, or is this when they start going out to collect pollen
     
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    No the "old" queen takes off with a part.of the polulation to make place for a new queen (that's born in the hive)

    The swarm sends out scouts to find a new place to live. The swarm carries three days of food with them. If they won't succeeded the swarm dies of.

    We twnd to carch them and put them in a new hive.

    It is incredibly fascinating

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    Is that what's happening with the basket and the spray bottle?
     
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    Yes... it is fascinating, but then nature is just so much more complex and organized than what we think

    I assume the basket was to lure them them to a home
    You going to open a honey shop one of these days!!
     
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    We put a part of the swarm in (with the queen) and the rest will follow gradually.
    My mentor will collect them tonight and will give it to another beekeeper who has space.

    The basket only is to "catch" them.

    A beepopulation is magnificent.
    You can't imagine. It really is incredible.

    They have allready evoluated a system to get rit of varoa mites themselves. No humans needed.

    To be honest I am keeping them not for the honey, but for the bee. In fact honey is their winterfood !




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    making them wet eases them down and cling together. And cools them down a bit.

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    Thought you might like this vid.

    Mentor Arnoud (without protection) catching the swarm.

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    Isn't it dangerous doing that without protection? :eek: especially when he shook them off that branch :eek:
     
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    I have always been fascinated by them

    When we bought our property about 30 years ago, i remember in summer sometimes we would hear this huge noise and we knew ( after the first big fright) that a swarm was coming... the kids would run for dear life and we would call dogs indoors quickly..


    Sometimes they flew past, sometimes they all landed on one of the fruit trees and usually by the next day they were gone

    Sadly i cant remember when last we have seen this
     
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