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doak
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« on: April 28, 2009, 11:13:40 PM »

Just wondering about swarm poundage.
This last big swarm I recovered was enough to fill 2 ten frame deeps.
With a medium super on and being well worked. They were crowded with out the medium added.
Question is, How many pounds would you beekers say was in this swarm? doak
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 11:57:17 PM »

How big was the swarm before you placed it in the set up? Size of a basketball, two?

Do you have any pictures?

Without pics, hard to say.


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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 12:01:34 AM »

Sorry, didn't get any pic's. Could not have posted them.
One of these swarms that never did ball up. They were laid out along a limb and didn't even cluster at night. About as big around as a quart jar and 6 to 8 feet in length. First one I have ever seen like that. doak
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