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September Small Swarm

I was working on raising Queens. I had some in a mini mating nuc. The queen had started laying. The whole but very small colony absconded.

When a colony absconds, they just take off. They leave anything and everything there. Capped brood, larvae, pollen and honey. There are no bees left in the hive.

I had found 2 queens in one hive. I pulled one and put her in a mini mating nuc in about the same spot. The were completely sealed up. I wanted the bees to become acclimated to the queen. I wanted to see if she was mated and would lay.

I had noticed that there were a bunch of bees that were flying around the closed up hive. I thought that they were trying to rob the small hive.

Then this....

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