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2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:51:26 PM »
2 Nice swarms today, another I couldn't get to, maybe tomorrow. Can You spot the queen? Hint, one of the last pics.

http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/March252009?authkey=Gv1sRgCI2NgL2JnMP3oAE#slideshow


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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 08:08:18 AM »
Thanks JP those were some GREAT pic's. But I didn't see any funny hat's are a beer can stuck to your head :-D ;)
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 08:53:54 AM »
Nice pix JP.  not wanting to wound like a noob, but what was the white cage thing for I am just learning and really need to know.  Thanks
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 09:46:03 AM »
I just call them a queen catcher.  They are kinda like a chip bag clip.  Just not as strong and more like a scoop so the queen can be held inside of it with out damage to her.

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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 09:47:06 AM »
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 10:39:02 PM »
Soooooooo nice pic JP. Beautiful swarms, your a lucky guy! Keep them comming, I'm following your post and pic.
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 12:43:10 AM »
Thats what I need, a swarm just above the ground like that last one. Nice and easy. I did not spot the queen though.


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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 02:14:13 AM »
Thats what I need, a swarm just above the ground like that last one. Nice and easy. I did not spot the queen though.



Annette, look carefully


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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 02:33:05 PM »
Hi Annette

I've been following your post about you waiting on your first swarm. Did you get it and I missed it???

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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 02:39:22 PM »
Hey JP

I looked and didn't find her in the first pics, but is she almost center? just up a tad and to the right just a bit? I have 2 hives one is a swarm caught 2 springs ago and the other is a nuc I purchased this year so I used the posted pic to practice finding the queen as I have never found mine since the get go. So thanks for posting your photos.
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 06:05:11 PM »
That is where most of the activity is in the center. I think you are right. I think ??? I see her.

No swarm calls yet. Just waiting and have all equipment in the car ready to go. Swarms are not as prevalent as out where JP lives.

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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 06:27:08 PM »
if you can't see the queen, look for the activity around her.  this is a good still pic of that behavior.l

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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 07:23:17 PM »
Now do you see her?




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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 07:48:03 PM »
JP...that was a big ole FAT swarm. Really nice. Was that one about 6 pounds?
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 07:52:15 PM »
JP...that was a big ole FAT swarm. Really nice. Was that one about 6 pounds?

The first one was about 3 lbs or so and the second, perhaps a little bigger. No where near 6 lbs though.


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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2009, 10:17:45 PM »
Yep JP I did see her!!! Thanks bunches!
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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 09:32:34 AM »
Now do you see her?




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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 12:07:59 PM »
Now do you see her?




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Irwin, I opened the pic using paint.net which has an assortment of nice tools to choose from and just burrowed a pencil from the list and circled where the queen is.

If you are not familiar with paint.net, its a free download. You can do all sorts of things there like resizing pics.


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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 09:45:49 PM »
Well now I see her  Ha Ha. Had to have it circled for me.

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Re: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 12:21:16 AM »
Well now I see her  Ha Ha. Had to have it circled for me.

Annette, next time close your eyes and point with your magical red umbrella, open your eyes and poof!


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