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« on: March 03, 2008, 04:24:58 PM »

oh darn
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 04:27:32 PM »

into your swarm traps?  do you think you can catch them when they land, or do you have an empty out to tempt them?
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 04:31:25 PM »

they have left my hive and are swarming in an oak tree that is about 10 feet away the swarm trap is farth away

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 04:39:39 PM »

Catch'em up and install in a hive body w/ queen excluder on bottom if you see queen. Congratulations on your new hive and first split cheesy!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 04:43:25 PM »

Oh no it is not congrats...they are high up in an oak tree, they did not go to the swarm trap...I think they are leaving me  Cry  There is no way I can get them into another hive ...it is just to high up...BUT is did get to experience the swarm, and it was magnificent!  Ugh..all that work...and poof,they leave...
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 04:46:58 PM »

Any pics?
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 04:48:08 PM »

They could still move into a swarm trap or empty hive body.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 04:48:48 PM »

maybe not.  they may yet find  your swarm trap.  if it were me, i'd get some empty supers out there with some lemon grass oil in them and some drawn comb (if you have it) and see if you can entice them into something.  they'll be looking for a new home and if you give them all the options that you can manage, you might get lucky.  spread stuff around and keep your fingers crossed.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 04:51:44 PM »

ok will do...on my way
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 05:07:19 PM »

I pulled some drawn comb out of the freezer and placed some empties in a spare hive body that I had cleaned up a couple of days ago...I sprinkled the frames with lemon grass oil and lure and place it on an extra SBB I had...put it in the shade near the tree...now I am slave to nature...
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 05:08:40 PM »

MY HUSBAND HAS MY DIGITAL ON HIS TRIP!!!  AND MY DAUGHTER JUST LEFT WITH HER CAMERA!!!  grrr I will try the cell phone camera!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 05:11:19 PM »

Gee,Sounds like your getting more frustrated than an Amish electrician!!
Even if you don't catch the swarm,the remaining bees should kick it into overdrive.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 05:16:24 PM »

Oh wow, how exciting to be able to see such a magnificient sight!! I know you are not happy about it, but now that it happened nothing can be done except to try to lure them back to you as everyone here is saying. And you have to accept this.

The challenges continue!!!! Good Luck

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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2008, 05:25:20 PM »

It was amazing! I am SO SO grateful to have witnessed it!  WOW, the sound was incredibly loud!!  Now I am sitting on the back deck with a direct view of the bees in the oak tree...I wonder what the lil buggers will do now??

Yup I did panic a bit, I suppose like an Amish Electrician...LOL...
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2008, 06:02:22 PM »

Please keep up us updated!  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2008, 06:48:40 PM »

If you can't get them then consider it your gift back to nature.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2008, 06:51:51 PM »

[If you can't get them then consider it your gift back to nature.]

Kind of like Dallas looks at himself as 'a gift' to beekeeping!  rolleyes

You were in gifted classes in school, right Dallas?

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2008, 06:53:41 PM »

A gift back to nature...I like that, they'll do what they'll do...it is pretty awesome just watching them in that tree...
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 06:58:26 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2008, 11:52:28 AM »

well?HuhHuh?
what happened??
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