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Offline dirtyanklebeekeeper

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Small Swarm
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:29:03 PM »
We got a call last night about a swarm. We got to the site and the swarm was very easy to get to the were about 6' up on the end of a cherry tree branch. We got the whole swarm I believe however it was getting dark and we couldn't Identify the queen. How long should we wait to inspect the hive to find her?

Damien
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Offline kathyp

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Re: Small Swarm
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 11:04:07 PM »
a week or so, but don't be discouraged if you don't find her or eggs.  my first one this year took two weeks to start laying and i still haven't seen her, just her products.

one more thing.  sometimes those small swarms are after-swarms.  they might have a virgin queen and it might take longer for you to find her, or her eggs.
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Re: Small Swarm
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 09:37:58 AM »
Thank you. I love this forum so much useful info right at my fingertips.
Damien