The Beekeeper’s Companion Since 1861
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April 2018 ABJ Cover

- April 1, 2018 -

swarm of bees

A magnificent swarm photo by Åke H Nilsson. It appears in the Bonhoff article, where the author has us re-evaluate when a colony ceases to exist. The original queen leaves with a swarm, so the daughter colony left behind should be considered a new colony with a different genetic fingerprint.