What is wrong with this picture

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What is wrong with this picture

Postby Kwalt » Thu May 18, 2017 2:03 am

This was a five frame nuc installed in an 8 frame deep May 2nd. As of Saturday, May 13 they were building out the rest of the frames in the top deep and I saw the queen and eggs and larvae. They have been a little behind the other nuc. I made a quick trip to the farm this evening and saw all of this action. I only took a short video because I was just going to glance at the bees before leaving for another commitment and didn't have time to sit and watch. These don't look like my bees. What are they doing, moving in or cleaning me out?

https://youtu.be/P4A_kNJK2K0

It may be hard to tell thanks to my high quality video. :D

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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby Nordak » Thu May 18, 2017 2:54 am

Based on the scent fanning at the entrance, and the bees not showing any signs of aggression, looks like orientation flights. Perfectly normal. They look good.

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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby Kwalt » Thu May 18, 2017 3:00 am

I'll take perfectly normal. We had 35 mph winds today with 55mph gusts. I doubt they did much flying for most of the day.

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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby SiWolKe » Thu May 18, 2017 4:24 am

I´m with Nordak, bees coming back from orientation flight, being checked by watchers at the entrance.
The young bees often look much lighter and have more hair than the old ones.

I remember when I was in my first year of beekeeping I came to the outyard and saw a huge cloud of bees dancing in front of the hive.
Thought they would swarm and called my mentor, who laughed his posterior off. ;)
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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby SiWolKe » Thu May 18, 2017 4:30 am

Thanks for correcting my speech, whoever!
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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby Nordak » Thu May 18, 2017 4:33 am

Wasn't me. I'm guessing you didn't say "posterior?" :)

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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby SiWolKe » Thu May 18, 2017 4:49 am

:D Hehe. Sorry.
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Re: What is wrong with this picture

Postby Nordak » Thu May 18, 2017 4:54 am

Don't be. I just thought it was funny you got moderated for it. :lol:


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