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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 04:44:41 PM »
Nice looking swarm Ken.  Is it one of yours?  My swarm came 2 days after yours last year.  I better be on he lookout.  Did it come to your yard or did you have to go and get it?

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 04:47:39 PM »
It may have been one of mine.Shortly after I hived it(about 40 minutes after I found it) another swarm came in to the same tree.I think the second swarm definitely was coming in from the east of my property. there was a dark cloud of bees everywhere and quite an enjoyable hum in the air. I was not fortunate enough for the second swarm to stay in the box.But I still got the first. It filled 1 and 1/2 medium with bees!!
  I caught a large swarm in this tree last year.It must be my bee tree. Hope another couple come my way.

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 06:44:29 PM »
Good job on putting up that swarm.

Thats funny that they will come to the same tree, several swarms come to the end of my house for some reason.

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those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 12:17:26 PM »
Way to go.  Nice pictures.

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 09:41:38 AM »
nice swarm Ken
sorry you did not catch the other one

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 06:05:32 PM »
Update:
heres the queen after the bees were boxed 1 week:


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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 08:44:03 PM »
    Sweet!  She's a looker!
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)

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Re: Our First swarm of 2009
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 10:31:43 AM »
Looking good :-D
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