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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2008, 07:19:09 PM »
I need advil as well. This is to much for me. It sounds really, really promising at this point, don't you all think???

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2008, 07:32:12 PM »
Sounds promising to me too!
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2008, 07:37:43 PM »
We just never know with bees, unless we can SEE that queen in the box...Friends, there were so many bees I find it hard to think they came from my hive.  Who knows?  There is still a cluster on the side of the box.  hhhhhhmmmm  I did spritz them pretty good with syrup though.

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2008, 07:52:45 PM »
Can't wait for the next episode. Good luck with them.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2008, 07:55:46 PM »
If there clesaning house they might be planning on staying!!!

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2008, 08:17:44 PM »
 This IS REALLY GREAT STUFF!
 This is more fun than watching the Young and Restless!
 Well, Sharon,..I think I can speak for all of us here....We sure will be sad if these guys dont stay after all the work you put into it!
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2008, 08:27:55 PM »
How big is the cluster on the side? I once got bees into a box and later found a small cluster of bees on the ground. They were still there the next day. Turned out to be a queen in the cluster. Might make sure the queen isn't in that cluster.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2008, 08:32:53 PM »
The majority of the bees are in the hive body.  I would say that 1/5 of the bees are on the side of the box.  I just looked...How can I check to see if the queen is there.  Do I have to get a stick and move them around? 

It isn't over til the fat queen is in... :-\

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2008, 08:54:48 PM »
Shoot, I dont know how you could look for the queen....I've NEVER seen mine yet since the day i put them in the box!
 I think what i would do at this time is use the dustpan to catch the bees onto and put the bees in the top of the box.
I found that for me, sugar syrup was important in making the bees stick together for easier handling.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2008, 09:09:07 PM »
Not seeing the amount for myself, can you get a plastic container, spray the small cluster, and then put them in the hive with the rest of them?
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2008, 09:32:59 PM »
Don't worry they have MOVED in relax go get a foot massage a cup of tea.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2008, 09:40:59 PM »
that's where that thin piece of plastic comes in handy.  spray and scoop  :-)
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2008, 10:01:21 PM »
I should have left well enough alone. When I lifted the top off to pour the other bees in, more bees dropped out, now there are 2 clusters on the outside of the box...

I am now officially finsihed...

Will report back in am!

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2008, 10:09:48 PM »
Hmmmm,....cant help but snicker a little bit...
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2008, 10:16:42 PM »
John

Be nice now. She doesn't have a rain cloud over her head, only a swarm cloud!!!

I have to hand it to you Sharon, I probably would have gone through the same thing.

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2008, 10:30:27 PM »
you may want to take the queen excluder out of the picture so if she is on the outside she can get in. just my 2 cents.

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2008, 10:34:00 PM »
you may want to take the queen excluder out of the picture so if she is on the outside she can get in. just my 2 cents.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2008, 11:01:20 PM »
I will have a look in the am... and report back to you all! :-*

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2008, 11:05:02 PM »
 :jail:  ok we will just wait..

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2008, 11:30:11 PM »
Bravo for all your efforts!  You should at least get some good Karma for trying so hard.  Hope they're still there in the morning!