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Offline Scott Derrick

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Nice swarm capture close to school.
« on: March 24, 2009, 07:03:57 PM »
Hi everyone,

Captured this really nice swarm early this morning. It was at ground level and very easy to catch. They were a little "flighty" to say the least. Very gentle but hard to calm down for some reason. I saw the tree they came from and it was about 30 feet from the swarm. I believe they must have landed hours before I got there. There are a couple of videos although one is sideways. Sorry.

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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 07:35:40 PM »
Nice Swarm, Pics, and Vids!!  :bee: :bee: :bee:
 It sure made the "swarm" we were called to, two days ago, that would not have filled a cigarette pack look bad.

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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:01:10 PM »
Nice pix of your swarm
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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 09:39:20 PM »
Great pics!  Looks like a lot of bees!  J
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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 10:07:00 PM »
Nice pictures, this only being March, you may just get a few more from that tree yet.  :-D

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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 10:30:42 PM »
That's one you'll more than likely get honey from this yr, a real brute!


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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 11:12:25 PM »
That's one you'll more than likely get honey from this yr

Man JP I sure hope so! They were difficult to keep in the box. Every time I opened it tons would fly out. I eventually had to close it and let them settle on the box then put them in with a large paint brush.

The swarm from last Friday after the cutout was much larger. I have them on a deep and a medium and I just put the third jar of feed on them. The jars I use are about 3/4 of a gallon. They are sucking it down as fast as I can put it on them. They are on new foundation on both boxes. Really nice.



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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 11:22:48 PM »
This swarm left a 3 medium set up twice, then a deep, medium set up at another location, to finally be housed for good.




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Re: Nice swarm capture close to school.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 11:36:04 PM »
that thing looks like a beast! one day i will get one like that!
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