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catfishbill
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« on: March 21, 2009, 10:38:52 PM »


bees in one hive were acting foolish for they last couple of days and they finally came out.we let them settle down and grabbed them out of a cedar tree in the bee yard.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 10:43:47 PM »

Glad you were able to get them back. May I suggest you keep a bait hive or two in your beeyard. This way if they swarm they may just go to another box.

I've had it happen before and it happened to a budddy this past Friday. Brian Bray keeps bait hives out for swarms as well.


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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 10:58:35 PM »

so does bailey grin
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 11:01:06 PM »

so does bailey grin

Hey, they're good for purple martins I hear as well!


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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 11:10:41 PM »

those are the gourds!  i have swarm traps out now so i dont have to distroy anymore of my gourds this year.   wife threatens me with a bee killing every time one gets into the gourds when the birds have babies. shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 11:18:18 PM »

do y'all put any thing in there to attract them or just let them go in on there own?
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 11:41:48 PM »

do y'all put any thing in there to attract them or just let them go in on there own?

Catfish, you could put a piece of old comb in a hive, could also put a little lemon grass as well, either or really.


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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 10:46:54 PM »

Catfishbill, wow, cool and what a lucky catch, keep up that good style working...beautiful and most awesomely great day, great health.  Cindi
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