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Offline Damonh

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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 11:24:47 AM »
My guess would be one. I'd think that the queen landed on the lower branch and left some of her pheromone there, and then flew up to the upper branch and attracted the rest of the swarm.
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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 12:11:54 PM »
My guess is the cluster fell, along with the queen, she's on the lower branch now, soon they'll all be where she is.

All this of course without seeing it and more details, one swarm.


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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 07:12:01 PM »
Either way that is a great picture!!

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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 08:48:33 PM »
Either way that is a great picture!!

I agree, that is a very cool picture!


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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 01:32:05 AM »
   Great imitation of a bunch of grapes.  But yep one swarm.
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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 01:44:59 AM »
This is a swarm I dealt with in April http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/April132009#
The queen left the box, because I may have puffed too much smoke on her and this is what they did, it was pretty cool.


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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 10:13:28 AM »
UP-DATE.....I had the swarm in two different hive bodies. I got the idea to set them next to each other thinking if it was one swarm then they would move in together. Well last night Zack and I combined the two boxes and there was a dead queen in the entrance this morning. I think there were either two queens or Zack and I might have rolled the queen in the combine.
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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 01:49:30 PM »
Interesting. I hope one swarm.

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Re: one swarm or two?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 03:29:48 AM »
Good luck in getting it straightened out and I hope you still have a queen in there somewhere.  What do you plan to do now that you found the dead queen?  I guess if there is a living queen in there you should see brood very soon, even if you can't find the queen. I am very poor at finding queens but if I can see young brood I'm usually satisfied.  Anyway, great pic!