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I have several hives that are empty that I have set out in my bee yard. One of them has about 20-30 bees flying around it and trying to get in.
I opened it up yesterday as they were trying to get in. This morning I went out and there were more flying around the entrance. I opened it up and about 20 came out and buzzed me.
There is nothing in this hive, it is empty, any ideas as to why they are attracted to it?
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all of the above. Love it when they come home on there own. :D
 

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After reading the above replies, I just went a added several frames to the hive, we will see what happens.
Thanks, Robert
 

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Tec, it was empty until yesterday. There was nothing in it. I have several hives that I keep in the yard that are empty. I have the frames and foundation in an airtight box and use when I need them.
It now is full of frames with foundation.
I am now waiting to see what happens.
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Robert, old brood comb is very alluring to swarms. Instead of filling it with only new foundation, see if you can put in one old brood frame and it will be even more appealing to swarms.
 
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