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Offline rober

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2nd swarm!
« on: April 16, 2012, 10:17:37 PM »
just came home with my 2nd swarm this year. this time they were clustered on a small tree trunk at 6' off the ground. since there was no way to shake them so i brushed them into a bucket. when they regrouped i brushed them again repeatedly for over an hour. i did get most of them but did not actually see the queen. i then put some lemon grass oil in a nuc with drawn out frames at the base of the tree to try to attract the stragglers. i installed the bees in a hive with drawn out comb including 2 full frames of honey & i frame of brood. i also put an entrance reducer on the hive. hopefully this swarm will stay.

Offline AllenF

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Re: 2nd swarm!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 10:44:42 PM »
Sweet.

Offline D Coates

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Re: 2nd swarm!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 06:27:36 PM »
That frame of brood with lock them down tighter than cold Stroud's gravy.  I just got my first swarm of the year today.  I've yet to lose a captured swarm if there's a frame of open brood in there.
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