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Author Topic: jerry how did the feral bee gathering go  (Read 1435 times)
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« on: April 04, 2005, 10:55:47 PM »

Iwas just wondering how the bee gathering went. Did you get any pictures of the collonys? Was the one bee swarm in the tree still by the time you got there?

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005, 05:09:56 AM »

The story and pix are here;

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005, 08:52:05 AM »

Very Nice Bee Master.  Thanks so much for taking the time to make such a detailed report.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 03:11:20 PM »

Great pictures
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 04:56:35 PM »

One of the doorprizes at the ISBA meeting was a swarm catcher.  It was a very ingenious device.  It was made of a large bucket with lid and string attached to lid.  The bucket was on a pole and you could add several lengths of pole.  When you come upon a swarm, just put the bucket under the swarm and jam upwards.  Then pull the string and the lid closes.  Neat in theory, but would it work???

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 05:11:24 PM »

Sure it would work.  You can improvise alot of devices similar to that to recover swarms hanging on limbs.  Just pull it back down, pour them into a hive body, then lay the basket beside it so the rest can march in.  I always liked to put a frame of open brood in the box to help hold them.
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