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Offline kbenz

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#7 swarm ?
« on: April 01, 2011, 11:13:30 PM »
caught a #7 pound swarm this afternoon. forgot my camera. I am running 8frame mediums. is one box big enough to start with?

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 11:30:48 PM »
Seven pounds...holy crap! Do you live near a nuclear reactor?

Nice catch, that's a biggun.

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:53:15 PM »
I put them on a scale, I was shocked :shock:

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:19:36 AM »
id give them the equivelant of two deeps which would be 4 mediums with that many bees they need the space and ventilation  nice catch i hope i get a swarm that size one day :)  Chris

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 12:35:05 AM »
NICE Catch
 were they on a limb,in a full Wheelbarrow,or Hand truck :-D

In another thread I asked how much a good hive of bees weigh
I now no they can weigh more than 7lb.s :-D


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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 01:00:25 AM »
they were in a bush

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 06:06:36 AM »
I would put them in 2 eight frame mediums.
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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 09:12:05 AM »
Thanks MB :)

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 03:23:53 PM »


  Thats early in the year for our neck of the woods. Good catch.

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 04:35:29 PM »
Two more swarms less than 40 mile from you yesterday. This swarm caught the beekeeper.  :roll: :-D

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 12:48:03 AM »
Two more swarms less than 40 mile from you yesterday. This swarm caught the beekeeper.  :roll: :-D

http://www.guilfordbeekeepers.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1246

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 01:15:16 AM »
thats a catch there ,great job.   schawee
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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 02:14:18 AM »
OH Gosh and I am bragging about the swarm that came to me. This is way cooler!!

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »
they absconded on me :?  had to catch them back. put them in new hive in same spot they settled in. they seemed much calmer this time. they drank almost a quart of 1:1 syrup before leaving :?

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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 11:29:12 PM »
maybe my hugest full swing late spring hives go seven pounds - wow - I'm betting on lots of honey from yours this year.
edit: I just noticed your posting date - is this a leg pulling?
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Re: #7 swarm ?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 09:35:18 PM »
edit: I just noticed your posting date - is this a leg pulling?

nope