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0003979Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Farming/Farmer's Workshoppublic2011-02-16 20:302011-02-22 14:49
Toady One 
resolvedno change required 
0003979: Hives immediately fill with thousands of bees.
I tried building some stone hives in the mountains. I haven't seen any wild beehives, so I wasn't expecting much, just wanted to try it out. When I checked in later, the hive contained 12208 live honey bees. I tried building a few more hives, and sure enough some of them also had well over 11000 bees in them. Is this normal...?
Build stone hives, and place them. Wait for a bit and check back on em.
bees, hives, Intentional/Expected?
related to 0003981resolved Toady One Having multiple active beekeepers causes dwarves with "Installing Colony in Hive" Job to become stuck 
Issue History
2011-02-16 20:30GauHelldragonNew Issue
2011-02-16 20:33GauHelldragonTag Attached: bees
2011-02-16 20:33GauHelldragonTag Attached: hives
2011-02-16 20:58GauHelldragonNote Added: 0015153
2011-02-16 22:09DwarfuNote Added: 0015157
2011-02-16 22:20MalicusNote Added: 0015160
2011-02-17 01:40GauHelldragonNote Added: 0015164
2011-02-17 09:32Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2011-02-17 10:32DwarfuNote Added: 0015191
2011-02-17 10:32DwarfuTag Attached: interface
2011-02-17 10:32DwarfuTag Detached: interface
2011-02-17 10:32DwarfuTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2011-02-17 11:07FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003981
2011-02-19 13:16Toady OneNote Added: 0015286
2011-02-19 13:16Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-19 13:16Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.20
2011-02-19 13:16Toady OneResolutionopen => no change required
2011-02-19 13:16Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-02-22 14:49Khym ChanurIssue End Monitor: Khym Chanur

2011-02-16 20:58   
I just noticed a dwarf with "install colony into hive" job, who is sitting around in a outdoors area. Are natural colonies invisible? If this is the case then this was expected behavior.
2011-02-16 22:09   
This seems intentional.

Wild hives look like ant mounds.
2011-02-16 22:20   
Dwarves carry that many bees over from a bee colony (check their inventory when they're coming back), so that seems normal.

What does NOT really seem normal is that when I watched a dwarf split a hive, the original hive had the same bee population that it did before, and the new hive ALSO had that population.
2011-02-17 01:40   
I think the problem was I just couldn't see the native bee hives.
2011-02-17 10:32   
See 0003981 for the install job never completing (dwarf standing around in the middle of nowhere).
Toady One   
2011-02-19 13:16   
They are kind of hard to spot, the little circles. Reading the comments I'm assuming this one is resolved.