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rayb
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« on: April 02, 2010, 08:57:15 AM »

I saw a news report of a swarm that landed on a car in Louisiana. They covered a fairly large area of the car roof. The bee keeper said he just found the queen, put her in a box and the rest followed.

My question for those of you who might know....If you were to look for the queen in a situation like this, would she be in the biggest "lump" or most active area or what?

Just in case we get a call like this (or wall, picnic table, etc.)

Thanks, Ray
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 11:13:08 AM »

Not that I have a lot of experience finding queens in swarms,  I usually just suck them all up with a bee vac.  But the ones I have found where usually close to the top of the swarm near whatever it was hanging from.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 12:27:11 PM »

I saw a news report of a swarm that landed on a car in Louisiana. They covered a fairly large area of the car roof. The bee keeper said he just found the queen, put her in a box and the rest followed.

My question for those of you who might know....If you were to look for the queen in a situation like this, would she be in the biggest "lump" or most active area or what?

Just in case we get a call like this (or wall, picnic table, etc.)

Thanks, Ray

If they're spread out some yes, she's usually in the largest clump of bees.


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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 09:40:14 PM »

Thanks,

So far have only had the "hanging from branch "swarm type. I have a bee vacuum ready to go and figured she would be in the biggest lump. Come on swarms.....just not mine please!!!!

Thanks, Ray
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