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Offline Grandma_DOG

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Mid November Swarm
« on: November 13, 2009, 10:56:53 PM »
Got a call from a farmer who was surprised to see a swarm on a tree near his house this late late in the year. Described it as the size of a 1 gal milk jug.

I'm figuring a hive absconded due to SHB.  I've got to decide if I want to get it by noon tomorrow.

Any chance these guys will live thru the winter? Even if I feed them?  Should I bother to drive an hour and half to pick them up?

Remember, I'm in Texas. We don't have winter. Just early summer, high summer, later summer, and 2 months of fall.
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Re: Mid November Swarm
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 11:42:48 PM »
i would say that you have a pretty good chance of saving them if you have drawn comb to put them on and you feed the heck out of them. 
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