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Bee swarm, 40' high up in a Maple Tree: pictures

 
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very nice. I'm going to post them on here so everybody can see:







looks to be a pretty good size to me. maybe five pounds, though it's hard to tell without much else for perspective.
 
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Beautiful! What are the odds they will survive as a 'wild' hive?
 
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Judith Browning wrote:Beautiful! What are the odds they will survive as a 'wild' hive?



Thomas Seeley put it at 25%, but there are a lot of variables at play.
 
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Very nice, looks like a healthy swarm to me. And lately we've been catching one or two a week when we get calls. Those high up ones are tough.
 
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The weather has turned cool and rainy, and the swarm was still up there as of this afternoon, blowing around in the wind. Not sure they had great timing for this.
 
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I just helped some folks hive a swarm that was out in the wet weather all day today after swarming in the nice weather yesterday. with no sun in the forecast for a few days, I'm not sure they'll make it.
 
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