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Offline catfishbill

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swarm call 3/25/09
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:44:35 AM »



pretty good swarm for a second year guy.cool thing is i caught my first swarm from this same muskiedine vine last year on the same day.catching swarms always amazes me,when they do the march and start fanning is so cool.

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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 12:47:24 PM »
Nice swarm.  So my question is this did you have to find the Queen or did they march in on their own.
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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 05:31:26 PM »
after the first bunch fell in the hive,the others began to march in on there own.after about 30 min all but a very few were flying around.waited till after church and all were in the box,closed them up and took it on to the house.looks like its going to be a good bunch of bees.thanks     bill

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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 08:33:02 PM »
Good catch Bill! I'm having a little trouble understanding the pictures, is the vine on your side of the fence? They were just on the vine or on the vine and the fence?


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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 11:18:55 PM »
yep JP they were on my side of the fence,and they were only on the vine.it was kind of odd to get them off.mr fred said if i damaged his vine he was gonna whoop my but,and it would have looked real bad for me to have to take one,but he could have done it!before i shook them off i turned the box sideways and under them the best i could.about 2/3 of them fell in the box when i first shook them,then i turned  the box entrance twards the rest and they started marching in.     bill

how did yall make it throught that bad weather yesterday and this morning.hope no damage.    bill

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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 02:35:42 AM »
Again, good catch Bill, way to spare the muscadine, and your hide! :-D

We have been getting much needed rain.


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Re: swarm call 3/25/09
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 08:22:35 PM »
Really Nice Swarm. Good Job! Thanks for the pics.
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