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  Topic: Bees on floor?
ecosharon

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:31 pm   Subject: Bees on floor?
Bees all back in - eventually - clump was stuck in the grass took ages to find queen - on closer inspection wings looked ok but she off course may not be able to fly - encouraged queen back in (propel ...
  Topic: Bees on floor?
ecosharon

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:20 pm   Subject: Bees on floor?
Thanks for the advice, i'm going to put them back in, however don't think she is clipped, my friend started his bees with a swarm and hasn't 'interfered' with his bees. Just found something on the int ...
  Topic: Bees on floor?
ecosharon

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:32 pm   Subject: Bees on floor?
I was given a swarm by a friend who found it on the floor near his hive. I took it to my hive late at night, let them fly from the box next to the hive during yesterday and put them in the hive last n ...
 
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