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Mating swarms

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I was talking yesterday with a small size bee keeper who noted 5 small swarms hanging around his 15 hive apiary on a very hot day a week or so ago.  He collected and hived them, and an older BK later wondered whether they could be mating swarms.

 

This this concept well documented, or are these just very small subsequent swarms ?  Or, if they are mating swarms, do they eventually go back home ?

 

In my 8 years I have seen one "mating swarm" from a very strong Nuc, just caught it and returned it to the nuc with success.

 

I would value comments.

 

 

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