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lilyfrog
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« on: November 13, 2011, 04:38:27 AM »

Hi All,

Last weekend I did my fist swarm removal,

It was pretty involved, but it was well worth the experiance.

the hive was about 600mm (2ft) x 900mm (3ft) and there was 4 layers of comb,
the girls were calm and well behaved, I got out of it sting free (Pity my italians aren't that nice).

It was in the was of a two story house, right up under the eaves, down to almost the bottom of the window of the second story level.

here are a few pics

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 05:59:58 AM »

Good job, nice cutout.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 06:15:38 AM »

Well done mate, nice job.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 11:08:58 AM »

Congratulations! What did you wind up putting them in?


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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 12:42:36 PM »

Congrats!
I have enjoyed the swarm captures and hive removals that I was able to do.  It is kind of a little adrenaline rush.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 06:33:09 AM »

Congratulations! What did you wind up putting them in?


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Hi JP,

I cut the wax to fit Full depth frames,
there was enough to fill 14 frames, so I put 5 foundation frames in with them.

and they are drawing out the frames nicely now.
In 2 weeks I will probably wack a 3rd super on top

I am on good nector flow at present, so they are busy girls

cheers
Mark

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