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Offline suprstakr

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« on: April 21, 2009, 03:23:49 PM »
Well finally the first swarm of the season , recovered at NW Arkansas Comunity College .Nice 3 pounder , close to ground , and went in the box by themselves . While waiting for the parade to enter the hive ,I was able to give the staff a lesson in beekeeping . Good day all around .

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Re: swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 05:39:40 PM »
  4/20/2009 First swarm in west central Indiana. Been raining for 2 days and 49 and showers all day. Basketball sized swarm low to the ground.
  They were in a FOUL mood. Too Cold for most to fly though.
  Boxed and given to neighbor.
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Re: swarm
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 08:52:13 PM »
I'm not as lucky, My first swarm was about 40 ft up in a cedar tree. There was no way short of a bucket truck to get them (I don't own one), I kept an eye on them for the day and they moved to another tree about 4o ft high again. I tried to get them to move by shaking the limb with a very long piece of pvc. I gave up and they were gone when I got home from work, I hope they found a good home. I guess I need to invest in some swarm traps.
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Re: swarm
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 10:29:27 PM »
Congratulation to Suprstakr and Wayne on catching a swarm


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Re: swarm
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 01:34:09 AM »
This is all about first swarm... Anybody know how late can the last swarm be? I suspect mines getting ready to lift off and it makes me nervous...

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Re: swarm
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 01:56:53 AM »
This is all about first swarm... Anybody know how late can the last swarm be? I suspect mines getting ready to lift off and it makes me nervous...

I've seen swarms as late as Mid-September.  Unmanaged hives will throw off swarms whenever they get overcrowded.
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Re: swarm
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 02:51:29 AM »
I've seen swarms as late as Mid-September.  Unmanaged hives will throw off swarms whenever they get overcrowded.

well then I really have to manage them up right nice