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The above swarm worked out well, but it was only after we abandoned our efforts to try to bag the swarm below.
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Where else would you see a sign like this?
Other reasons to like Eugene…
…Beyond Toxics is located in Eugene. Beyond Toxics works to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents;
Sam Bonds Brewery, just celebrated the first anniversary of the Tasting Room Opening;
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My wife was busy working in the greenhouse. She could hear the swarm coming from over the trees. She ran into the print shop to alert me. I grabbed my camera while they were descending in the area by the log hive. I groaned…”not another little swarm” as that’s exactly what it looked like. But that was only the advance party. As they started landing on the log, more and more of them floated down, landing on the log hive, but waiting to enter. My wife wondered if the honeycomb was in the way. Ha ha, I agreed and popped it into my mouth. :)
This video shows the play-by-play of the Grand Entrance of the swarm into the Grand Kids Log Hive
According to Wikipedia, “Betula nigra (black birch, river birch, water birch) is a species of birch native to the Eastern United States from New Hampshire west to southern Minnesota, and south to northern Florida and west to Texas.”
It grows in the East, not the West. I guess the jury is still out on the type of birch it is.