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Offline montauk170

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Swarms in Cardboard Box - Dead Queen!
« on: April 01, 2011, 04:05:39 AM »
Ah crap! Caught three swarms today. Simple very low hanging swarms.
One queen was crushed. She crawled underneath the box bottom flaps and was crushed!!!
Never thought of it but in the future I'm taping those down! ARGH!  :'(

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Re: Swarms in Cardboard Box - Dead Queen!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 05:26:52 PM »
Sorry for the loss.

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Re: Swarms in Cardboard Box - Dead Queen!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 05:47:47 PM »
combine that swarm with one of the others and you'll have a nice, strong, hive. 
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Re: Swarms in Cardboard Box - Dead Queen!
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 02:30:22 AM »
I gave them three frames of eggs/larvae. Hopefully they can make an emergency queen.
If I didn't break 2 out of 3 capped queen cells during today's removal I could have put one in there! Ugh

 

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