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Swarm Preparation and the Arnia Hive Monitor


#1

I just received the following link from Arnia showing various parameters which can change just before and during swarming from a hive. I thought it was quite interesting, and although the signals are probably too late to take pre-emptive measures, at least one would understand why the hive weight dropped. There is also a nice short video of some swarm-related worker behavior on the frames inside the hive before they leave.

http://www.arnia.co.uk/the-behaviour-of-honey-bees-preparing-to-swarm/

Enjoy! :blush:


#2

Good stuff
It would pick up buzz runs and swarm piping too.
I once sat next to a hive preparing to swarm and I could hear the scouts piping for about two or three minutes before they went