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Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:05:39 PM »
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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 03:15:10 PM »
Excellent.  It just goes to show.  Gotta have the right gear to get the job done.  Queen catcher.  (just ordered a few)  Thanks for sharing JP.
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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 03:39:44 PM »
Nice catch there JP.

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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 12:59:53 AM »
Great video, jp.

Did u have LGO in /on the nuc when u first put it up next to the swarm on the ground?

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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 01:01:41 AM »
Nice!  Love the bee parade.   X:X

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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
James, just about a week ago I removed the colony that over wintered in this nuc and graduated them to a full deep. Thing is, one day I found the nuc upside down in an ant pile in one of my bee yards. My buddy who lives there told me some kids were seen on that end of his property & were run off. I picked the nuc up which apparently had been there several weeks and moved it.  I was astounded to discover a flourishing colony inside!

I set them up on the rack next to some other hives with the intention of going back and dealing with an assured veritable mess but they in fact had adapted to living rightside up, then upside down & right side up again. In fact they survived winter quite successfully!

I had quite the chore removing the top cover as they had attached an unusual amount of comb to the underside of the cover when the nuc was upside down in the ant pile.

To answer your question(  :-D ) I didn't use LMO as there is a good bit of comb & propolis from the other colony in the nuc.

Thing is, if the queen doesn't want to budge, they aren't going to budge either, hence the shake.  ;)


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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 09:30:16 AM »
Great catch JP, I love freebees! :-D

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Re: Mid Morning Swarm Catch-3-12-12
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 12:28:09 PM »
nice one buddy.i love when they march right in.good job.       ......schawee
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