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Friday, 22 May 2009

Missed four swarms! Gah!

Got a call from Roger at the club. He was called to pick up a swarm from the large garden behind my garden wall. The fourth swarm from there in a few days.

My lure hives (see entries passim) were not alluring enough, apparently. Or not far enough away from the original colony. They prefer to go over half a mile away from the originating colony - for a very good reason: they want to spread out to avoid over-foraging the area.

But I was not at home, and he had to give the swarms to someone else!

But I live in hope. The topbar hive need some occupants.

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