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Offline manfre

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Swarm in a Red Bud tree
« on: April 30, 2010, 05:27:04 PM »
One of my hives sent out its 3rd swarm for the year. This justified building a telescoping bucket and buying a telescoping pruner.

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Re: Swarm in a Red Bud tree
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 08:29:35 PM »
love those pruners.  i use mine all the time for swarms.
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Re: Swarm in a Red Bud tree
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 09:51:55 PM »
The pruners and the bucket made catching this swarm extremely easy. I'd recommend them for anyone who thinks they'll try and catch more than 1 swarm a year.
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