The waggle dance

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Jimdo64, May 3, 2012.

  1. Jimdo64

    Jimdo64 New Member

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    I was checkin a swarm I captured 8 days ago. The first of 3 this spring (saw no queen or eggs or anything, just some pollen and honey, but I am relatively clue free on this stuff, 3 years beek. ??? what gives, are the eggs hard to see if there's any after a week?) Anyway, caught this lady dancing her arse off. :smile:[video=youtube_share;bloIWFxBQXU]http://youtu.be/bloIWFxBQXU [/video]
     
  2. dr.buzz

    dr.buzz New Member

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    Do you know if it's a primary swarm or an after swarm? If it's a secondary swarm with a virgin queen, it might be 2-3 weeks until she lays.
    That's one thing I like about the black Pierco frames, it's real easy to spot those little eggs. Much harder to see on those white frames.
    Either way, with a swarm, if you still have bees, you have the queen.
     

  3. Jimdo64

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    This was the first swarm of 3. 8 days ago. I pulled 2 busiest frames in the middle looking for her or eggs. Didnt see anything, but I dont trust my queen or egg spotting skillz :???: My single hive swarmed 3 times in 8 days, crazy. I have another post in here recently on that :smile: