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Offline schawee

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5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« on: March 19, 2012, 02:50:03 PM »
this was a fun day.had 5 swarms ,the first swarm was at my bee yard at the hunting camp.i let this hive swarm and did a video of it swarming.i got 16 queen cells to make up some nucs.the second was in a subdivision where i got 2 other swarms in the same tree.the third  was in my orange tree and it was big.this is the one i got 6 queens from.while looking for the queens the fourth swarm came in and landed in the box with the other swarm.it was mass confusion but ended up with 8.2 lbs of bees that i put in 2 deeps.the fifth was on my back porch in some boxes that i hadn't cleaned yet from wax moth cocoons and they just moved right on in.hope yall enjoy the video   ........schawee            5swarms in a day                   
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 04:17:55 PM »
Great video!! I just love it when the air is filled with a flying swarm.

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 05:58:14 PM »
Great video there.   Thanks for posting.

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 06:17:31 PM »
Looks like you put them all in one hive ! Now that's a wad of bees ! :yippiechick:

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 06:25:12 PM »
Man that sure makes for a fun day! I'm glad you had your camera!

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 09:49:03 PM »
george,i love watching them march in the box but seeing them fill the sky is an awesome site.  tefer2,the bees that i put in the 2 deeps were the swarm in the orange tree and the swarm that landed in the box with the orange tree swarm.  scott the camera is always close by.did u ever have a swarm land in the box with another swarm in it.         .......schawee
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 09:59:55 PM »
I had one land in an old box in the back of my truck.

great video,

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 11:17:48 PM »
i love watching them march in the box

Me too, that must be an amazing experience. 

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 11:48:24 PM »
I'm glad you put the milk shake down long enough to catch all this great footage. Looking forward to our removal on Wednesday. The Bickering bee keepers are back baby!


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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 10:25:00 AM »
Very cool schawee, great job finding all those virgin queens. Those queens after being balled do they do ok?


I'm glad you put the milk shake down long enough to catch all this great footage. Looking forward to our removal on Wednesday. The Bickering bee keepers are back baby!


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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 11:53:39 AM »
Schawee, you are the man, the king!  :-D Tell ole JP and Hardwood to get in line! :-D

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 12:42:43 PM »
6 queens in 1 swarm, on video. Thats got to be a record.
Great video.
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 01:11:22 PM »
Great video Schawee. This is one I won't forget. It's fantastic that you caught it on video.
I wonder how many hives the six queens came from? Would that be why they were balling her?

Great job Schawee.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 01:39:44 PM »
Great video, thanks for sharing.

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 09:49:57 PM »
Incredible,what else can you say? If I had not been to Buds and saw swarms the way I did,it would be hard for this northern keeper :) to believe this !!

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 11:49:00 PM »
No way I would have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes.  Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 09:55:55 AM »
That was fun to watch. I could not imagine being there seeing it. Great job.

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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 11:26:06 PM »
don,three of the queens that got balled ended up dying.the other three are doing fine.joe,the old queen and four virgin queens came from the same hive .the other queen was from the swarm that landed in the box .thats what i think happened.buzzbee glade you were at buds to see all the swarms.i never dreamed of having a swarm day like at buds. dave and snmyork ,glade yall liked it.         ........schawee
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 02:24:22 AM »
Great video Schawee. Thanks for sharing. Makes me eager for swarm season here in Oregon.
 @JP, Be sure you get some time sharing your red umbrella with Schawee, it would go good with the milkshake after a rough day doing a removal.  :shock: Love watching the bickering beekeepers.
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Re: 5 swarms in a day with 1 having 6 queens
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2012, 11:02:36 PM »
serenity,watch that about the milkshake :-D tomorrow the bickering beekeepers will be doing a cutout together :evil:
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