Update on the Captured Swarm
May 1, 2010
Great news! My husband just went down to the hives. There are workers outside the new hive with their rear ends in the air. Remember how I said that one of the ways that bees communicate is through pheromones? When you see bees sticking their rear ends up at the entrance of a new hive, they are emitting an orienting pheromone. Its’ the “this is home” smell. Too soon to tell what’s going to happen, but it’s a good sign.
Make sure to click on the pheromone hyperlink above. It shows a honeybee with its fanny in the air.