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Both Old And Young Leave With Swarms

Categories: SWARMING.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

It is probable that no rule governs the issue of workers. Old and young

come out promiscuously. That old bees come out may be known sometimes,

by so many leaving, that not a quarter as many will be left, as

commenced work in the spring. That young bees leave, any one may be

satisfied on seeing a swarm issue; a great many too young and weak to

fly will drop down in front of the hive, having come out now for the

first time, and perhaps some of them had not been out of the cell an

hour; these very young bees are known by the color.