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Offline hilreal

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New swarm in tree question
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:39:08 AM »
Got a call last night, swarm just moved into a tree.  Going to try and "coax" them out with some bee quick and smoke this afternoon before they have time to set up house.  Question:  Should I just run them out and let them reorganize on a branch and then try to get them or vacuum them up as they exit the hole?

Offline rbinhood

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Re: New swarm in tree question
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 02:53:09 PM »
Why not trap them out?  :?
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Re: New swarm in tree question
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 09:15:11 PM »
Just moved in as how long? A few days, a week? Trap out would be best.


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Re: New swarm in tree question
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 10:02:12 PM »
I say trap out, bee go and smoke may make them exit to the next county if you get them stirred up enough.
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Offline gardeningfireman

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Re: New swarm in tree question
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 10:47:32 PM »
If they have been in there more than a day, they have already built comb. I think a trapout is necessary at this point.