VAA Annual Conference
The Victorian Apiarist's Association conference is on from Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May 2022. All the details here.
All these bees at the bottom?
The mystery continues!?
Two poly hives have lots of bees under the bottom board. We checked the two busiest hives and both didn’t have a single swarm cell.
The queen looked great and fat like a laying queen should. The first and second pic shows the huge number of bees under a third hive.
We boxed the bees in a nuc from another bottom board. The third pic shows nosema type stains in the Back of hive where the bees were clustering.
So I can think of two options.
- Due to congestion, some of the bees connected on the outside through the mesh. This hive was supered. Just in case they want to come back in.
- A swarm from a local tree?
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