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Offline hardwood

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Second of two
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:58:58 PM »
Here's the second swarm we picked up on the 14th. Not much of a video I'm afraid....the owners had company on the way and wanted the bees gone NOW. We vacuumed 'em up right quick and headed home. They're now in a hive right next to our front door waiting to be moved into a bee yard. The queen is a strong layer and they've been bringing in a good bit of nectar!

Second of two

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Re: Second of two
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 05:06:27 PM »
You had to work during bike week?    Nice video.

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Re: Second of two
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 05:52:06 PM »
Nice and quick, great job there. Should have made the home owner happy to have them gone on short order.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

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Re: Second of two
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 10:27:03 PM »
appreciate the videos.  whats your success rate with getting the swarms to stay once you have hived them?  Im trying to figure out what I have been doing wrong, im just a little better than 50 / 50
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Re: Second of two
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 10:35:24 PM »
Great Job!! To the both of you! Glad to see couples working together at something they love.
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Re: Second of two
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 11:08:13 PM »
nice job  quick and easy.jaseemtp are you caging your queens.         ......schawee
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Re: Second of two
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 04:27:42 PM »
I usually do as schawee is suggesting...cage the queen for a couple of days. Sometimes I use a queen "includer" between the hive and the bottom board and sometimes just give them a frame of open brood to anchor them. I normally have about 90% success. So far this year it's been 100%.

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Re: Second of two
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 11:55:13 PM »
Schawee, I have not been caging them.  I know I need to get some of those clips to keep them in place.  The swarm I had recently from one of my hives I could not find the queen.  I had done a split once I noticed the swarm cells and moved the old queen and several frames of brood.  I did catch the swarm but try as I might I could not find her.  then two days later they were gone.  After looking at my hives today I think the swarm was queenless and went back because it has alot of bees in it.
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