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Hiving a Swarm 2

I was called out for the first swarm of the season yesterday. A massive football sized cluster reasonably low down in a Lilac tree. I shook them into a box , transported them to the apiary and then dumped the lot in front of an empty hive. Here's the wonderful sight of them all heading for their nice dark new home, after about 5 minutes the nearest group of workers herded the Queen in through the right hand corner. The rest follow the trail of Queen pheromone and the Nasanov pheromone being fanned out by the workers at the entrance. !0 minutes later they were all in...

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Taken on May 4, 2006