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JP
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« on: May 08, 2012, 10:21:00 PM »

Biggest swarm of the year for me folks. Set them up in a deep and two mediums!


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 10:40:01 PM »

After that big ol swarm, there is an empty hive somewhere on that road.    And some on this forum would call that swarm a tree shaker.
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JP
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 10:53:05 PM »

I had a hunch that our swarms would get much larger once the tallow flow hit. They are all pretty dang huge now is what we are seeing. The mild winter we had allowed them to build early with good numbers but it came with a price. Good numbers with low to zero stores had the bees just sitting there. Those that did cast swarms were tiny. Now they are healthy & throwing off big swarms. Its a beautiful thing!


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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 09:39:52 AM »

DANG!! shocked That was a big swarm. A nice score for sure.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 11:37:30 AM »

Another great catch and video! If this was a swarm and not the entire hive I wonder how big the hive was  shocked
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 06:40:42 PM »

i got one last night at 7 lbs, yeah the flow is on for sure..  I got another big one to get that is probly 10 under a trailer that moved in ahead of that weather yesterday.  get ready, its about to get wild.  grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 08:57:24 AM »

Another great catch and video! If this was a swarm and not the entire hive I wonder how big the hive was  shocked


Shawn, swarms in my area are running very large now. I pulled one out of a couple's floor joists last night that was 5.5-6lbs of bees!

This picture doesn't do it justice as the swarm went back in between the joist about two feet worth.



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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 02:48:03 PM »

Wow JP that video was truly amazing!  I have never seen even pictures of a swarm that big before!  I think I might have called 911 if that swarm landed in my front yard!  LOL!  grin Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy watching your videos.


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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 03:27:48 PM »

check this out later!! Meeting a beekeeper now to inspect my hives.
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