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Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« on: April 16, 2009, 12:40:34 AM »
This colony had swarm cells, some capped, some hatched out. Caught two queens and another hatched out while I was doing the removal.

Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/April152009?authkey=Gv1sRgCPfc1byEhcHOnAE#

And caught a swarm on the way home, it was a 911 call so I went even though it was late and I'd had a full day.


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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 10:09:20 AM »
Thank's for the pic's Your a busy man JP wish I was there to help you with all those swarms :)
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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 07:28:43 PM »
How lucky can one get. Three queens from one cut out and pick up a swarm on the way home. Well maybe it is luck for some and a curse for another. Great photos.

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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 11:53:22 PM »
How many Swawn have you caught this year?

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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 12:19:49 AM »
Not sure exactly, perhaps a dozen, two today.


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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 12:23:52 AM »
Hail to "The Swarm King"  JP

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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 01:02:34 AM »
Amazing...three queens...wow.

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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 10:44:12 AM »
Amazing...three queens...wow.

I caught 9 queens on this removal http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/APRIL102008#

This should have been a 2-2 1/2 hour job but I kept finding queens. After I had found 5, I started calling all my beekeeping buddies, this was one I won't soon forget.


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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 11:07:23 PM »
amazing 9 Queens

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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 12:06:09 AM »
these are multiple mated queens in the same hive?
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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 04:48:30 AM »
these are multiple mated queens in the same hive?

The three or the nine?

Either way, the answer is no to both. Mated and lots of virgins, swarm cells in both removals.


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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 12:14:43 PM »
JP, wow, that was pretty cool, what on earth did you do with so many virgin queens.  My thoughts would be towards swarm lure, smiling.  Beautiful day, love this life and live it so, health.  Cindi
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Re: Cut Out And Swarm April 15, 2009
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 12:34:40 PM »
Cindi, the one with nine, only five made it. I only had enough cages and clips to house five individually. Four I had to put together and one of those killed the other three. I really don't remember what I did with them all. Probably made some nucs, or requeened certain hives that needed better queens.

The removal mentioned in this post, I wound up with two queens. I used one for the parent hive and introduced one to a queenless nuc from a removal I did in Myrtle Grove, Louisiana.


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