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17427Re: bees outside

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  • honeycomb_hill
    Jul 6, 2013
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      --- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, "Jeannette" <Angevine@...> wrote:
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      > I started 2 hives this spring. Well, I tried to start two hives, with two queens and so on, but *all* the bees went into one of the hives. I've been putting extra supers on to accommodate them, but for some time a lot of them have been outside the hive (in front) and I've been fearing a swarm. So recently I split the hive (don't know yet whether or not it worked). A LOT of bees from the first hive are still outside the doorway and on the front of the hive.
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      > I should add that it's really hot, and while I've tried to ventilate the hive, I'm sure they're uncomfortable.
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      > Is this normal? Am I still risking a swarm? Any advice?
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      > Many thanks --
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      > Jeannette
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      It sounds like to me that your bees are just hot. So to help cool off they are coming out for air. But, if your are worried about them swarming you could make sure there are no swarm cells in the hive.

      Jason
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