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« on: May 18, 2012, 02:00:49 PM »

This is my first year as a beekeeper and my first swarm removal. It took me two days but I finally got the queen. A special thanks to J.P., Schawee, Scott and Peggy, for all of the videos you guys have posted on YouTube. Your videos gave me the confidence to give this a try. Thanks, David.

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 04:20:34 PM »

Good video.   You can hear the queen piping when she was attached to the frame.    I would have left them in one box, not 2 because of the beetles until they needed more room.   Good catch. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 05:30:13 PM »

I liked that one! I hate it when I'm not sure where the queen is...good job on finding her!

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 05:36:37 PM »

Thanks for the replies, guys. I still have a softball size ball of bees in the tree. Every time I shake them, they go straight back to the tree. What should I do?
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 06:29:09 PM »

They are still orienting to the pheromones that are left behind. Either spray the branch with bee quick/go or just cut that branch off and shake the bees straight into the hive.

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"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 08:52:44 PM »

Thanks, Scott.
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