"Rhett: I assume they took all the honey with them when they absconded. Perhaps some robbing after they left? I didn't check on the hive everyday, so it was a few days from seeing bees to "what the heck happened...they seemed so…"
"Yes, since this photo I have moved the hive off those blocks and I'm using a stand. Hoping that helps. I also might have overfed the wild swarm with sugar water. If I get a new swarm I might just feed once, maybe twice, to get them started. I…"
"I have one warre hive i started last year with a wild swarm caught in my back yard...
Sadly they absconded after about 2 months (There were doing great, making comb and such, but I think it was Ants driving them off). I am moving the hive away from…"
"Ps...northeast heights (near Sandra high school)
one open warre hive with two boxes and a feeder box if needed to get the swarm fed and happy at the start...not doing this to harvest ( though nothing wrong with that) just to keep healthy bees…"
"ps...i saw the bee removal and mentor/mentee list, but not the swarm list...
thanks again...i'm not really a beekeeper, more like a bee haver...it's kinda sad that I had wall bees for so many years and then finally ordered a hive to give…"
"can I get a link to the swarm survey? We had "wall bees" for so many years, but the colony either collapse or absconded last year...bought a nice warre hive and put it near the wall were the bees lived... but it sits empty. I am hoping to…"