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Offline hardwood

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Bee yard swarm
« on: April 22, 2012, 01:07:16 PM »
Not really a removal but....
We dropped off the bees from the smoke out we did the other day and were lucky enough to be there when a swarm moved in. We watched it come in from the south across a cow pasture and move in to an empty double nuc with drawn frames on one side. What a beautiful sight! I'll never tire of watching swarms!!

Bee yard swarm.wmv

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 01:54:34 PM »
that is sumtin special.. bettr get a deep right there quick.

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 02:45:19 PM »
Went back the next day and put them in a double deep.......tons of bees! Since they had taken up in a box with drawn comb they had already filled the comb with the honey they had brought with them. They are starting out with 5 full frames of honey!

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 03:06:49 PM »
That was cool.  What is the deal with the FL# on the top bar?

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 03:21:10 PM »
I think it is his Florida registration number.

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 09:36:19 PM »
Really cool video.  I can't wait to be in the middle of a swarm in action like that. 
Hopefully the action I see will be into a hive and not out of one.   :-D

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 10:12:50 PM »
Florida has a few rules about bees and numbers.     and queens.    and swarms.      :-D

Good looking swarm.  It is great when the swarm comes to you.

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 10:33:46 PM »
"Of course I can hear them, I'm standing right in the middle of them!" Classic stuff right there my friend.

Awesome footage & swarm!

Glad you had the camera rolling.


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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 10:13:40 PM »
It's so cool that you two can be around bees as often as you are and still get such a thrill from an experience like this one...totally wonderful.

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Re: Bee yard swarm
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 12:39:37 AM »
This was totally awesome, thrilling, exciting. I had a swarm move into one of my empty hives last spring and I wonder if it looked like this when it came in.  That was super fun to watch.

Thanks Scott

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