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A Fall Swarm

Noticed a swarm in a tree the other day. A small one. Not sure if one of my hives splitting off, absconding or starving looking for food. Climbed on a ladder. Put the queen in a clip, in a hive box and the rest followed.

A few days later, they’ve built new comb. Used a lot of the sugar water from the jar. The queen has been released from the clip with queen excluder in place, hoping she can’t leave and they stay. I’ll check soon for eggs and continue to feed.