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« on: April 01, 2011, 10:13:30 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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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 10:30:48 PM »

Seven pounds...holy crap! Do you live near a nuclear reactor?

Nice catch, that's a biggun.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 10:53:15 PM »

I put them on a scale, I was shocked shocked
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 11:19:36 PM »

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 Smiley  Chris
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 11:35:05 PM »

NICE Catch
 were they on a limb,in a full Wheelbarrow,or Hand truck grin

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


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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 12:00:25 AM »

they were in a bush
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 05:06:36 AM »

I would put them in 2 eight frame mediums.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 08:12:05 AM »

Thanks MB Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 02:23:53 PM »



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

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 03:35:29 PM »

Two more swarms less than 40 mile from you yesterday. This swarm caught the beekeeper.  rolleyes grin

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 11:48:03 PM »

Two more swarms less than 40 mile from you yesterday. This swarm caught the beekeeper.  rolleyes grin

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


 I took one of his picks
that is a great shot

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 12:15:16 AM »

thats a catch there ,great job.   schawee
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 01:14:18 AM »

OH Gosh and I am bragging about the swarm that came to me. This is way cooler!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 06:08:06 PM »

they absconded on me huh  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 huh
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 10:29:12 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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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 08:35:18 PM »

edit: I just noticed your posting date - is this a leg pulling?

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