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  • Writer's pictureMGeslock

A July swarm with a twist!

I pulled up to the bee yard just when a swarm was forming.

I quickly got my bucket and a frame. I sprayed the frame with swarm commander. hoping that I could get them to land in the bucket.

To my surprise, the queen was right on the ground. Since she was marked, it was easy to spot her and cage her.

I found it unusual that the bees were not marching to the hive. I noticed that the bees were surrounding something. There was another queen!

I don't know that I have heard of a second queen in a swarm. I have seen only once a hive that had 2 queens. I know that can happen, however it is very rare!

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