Bees still in shipping crate...will they come out?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by Terri, May 2, 2005.

  1. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Genreally, the stragglers go in because they can smell that the bulk of the hive is inside.

    But, with no queen, I suspect the smell of the outside bees is probably the same as the smell of the inside bees. There is no difference.

    Of course, I am guessing about what the bees are scenting. But, I DO know that disoriented bees find the rest of the hive by scent. That much HAS been WELL established!
     
  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try bee balm inside the hive body that might help draw them in.
     

  3. Oregonsparkie

    Oregonsparkie Well-Known Member

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    You might try lemongrass oil. Its suppose to simulate the "Lets get together" pheromone.
     
  4. connie in WV

    connie in WV Site Admin's Boss

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    The answer... no, dead as door nails.