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Offline duck

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nice swarm..
« on: April 18, 2012, 12:05:32 AM »


they hit the wall on friday, the homeowner didnt start calling till yesterday..  get there today and it seems they had a partial move in? but were undecided as the scouts were filling the air.  Got all them on the outside with a vaccum as I couldnt knock em down because of the all the pipes below.  setup a cone on the entrance.. I put the bees in a deep and they did the thing.  I think there is a sho enuf queen in the box, gotta look in the day tomorrow.

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 01:12:27 AM »
If that is what you vacuumed I'm 99.999999999999999999...% sure you got the queen. Huge swarm & great pic!


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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 08:24:03 AM »
that's a nice wad of bees!

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 01:00:59 PM »
real nice catch there Duck!!
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 03:40:13 PM »
Nice find!

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 03:48:08 PM »
Question for you, Duck: How common is it to find a swarm that big in your area? Thanks

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 06:29:24 PM »
Sweet.

Offline duck

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Re: nice swarm..
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 08:50:39 AM »
that is getting to be common.  most are soccerballs, but basketballs are starting to show up, the swarms are getting larger not smaller, I think the mild winter with early warmup had them building up real quick here.

 

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