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sean

We've got a tiny swarm

Living on our garden table.




buzzy

Advance guard?

Today - thirty.

Tomorrow - thirty thousand.

Shocked

Henry
joanne

Are they not just robber bees attracted to where the box was?
sean

Probably. But most of the box is still at the other end of the garden and they seem very keen on this bit.
dpack

am i correct to think that in hot weather some move out as too many over strains the air con in the hive?

and

that this can be "exiles" for the greater good or a young queen and half mum's staff to give her a good start?
Mistress Rose

Very small number of bees to be a cast. See what they do over the next few days; if they start building comb under the table you know they mean to set up home. As there are so few, they need combining with another colony I would think, as that number are not going to be viable even with a young queen.
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