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Hive 16-05

Hive 16-05 resulted from a swarm clinging to life on a pine tree during a wet spring blizzard in Salt Creek. (Technically this wasn't a swarm but an absconded colony from a nearby fallen tree)

Blizzard swarm in Salt Creek

2016- Hive was requeened with a Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queen. 

2017- Spring inspections showed that this hive was the strongest of all the overwintered colonies. Hive had early spring buildup, and solid brood patterns throughout both deep boxes. 

May 6, 2017- Moved to Pueblo County (off 29th lane) for Host-A-Hive. Moved frame of brood from 17-04 to this hive for queen production.