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The Tri-State Beekeepers is an organization of hobbyists in Ohio, Marshall, and Belmont counties who are dedicated to promoting beekeeping. We meet monthly and host local and state speakers in an attempt to educate inexperienced beginners and foster camaraderie among more seasoned members. The meetings are always casual and supportive, drawing on the knowledge of veteran members in an exchange of techniques and know-how. We foster novice beekeepers through a mentor program, paring an experienced member with a newbee.

How bee swarms get started

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Here is an article from the BBC website about how bee swarms are initiated: Bee swarms follow 'pied pipers' 

According to the article, "By buzzing a 'piping' signal the bees are able to initiate an explosive departure from the hive... [and] this causes a swarm as the honeybees travel to form a new colony in a new location."

It sounds like a small group of bees decide it's time to swarm and then send out a shrill cry to get the other bees riled up. Fascinating.

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Brushy Mountain Bee Farm order

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I just finished my order for everything I need for a complete hive. I looked through all of the catalogues that have been circulating at the recent meetings, and after comparing prices, etc., I finally decided to order everything through Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. One thing I liked about Brushy Mountain was that I could place the order online, although I had to go through the catalogue first and write down everything I wanted.

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