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DLMKA
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« on: July 16, 2012, 01:13:56 PM »




Got an email picture of this swarm June 30.  I was about out of woodware only having 2 medium supers left and one bottom board I made earlier this year to cover me until I could make a decent one.  Once I saw the size of the swarm I couldn't resist and loaded up the car for the hour drive to go get it.  Checked on them this weekend and they have the original two mediums fully drawn and 6 of 10 in the 3rd medium that I gave them a week later drawn.  Brood pattern is fantastic and already have capped stores.  They are also some of the most gentle bees I have.  Swarm was just shy of 9 lbs according to the scale I brought with me to weight the box before and after.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 02:12:12 PM »

One word - WOW!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 02:33:56 PM »

Good find.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:35:34 AM »

I'll be setting up extra large swarm traps near here in the spring...  grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 09:28:58 PM »

Wow!  Is huge!  Swarm catching is addicting! 
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 12:40:42 AM »

Nice catch!

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 08:25:11 AM »

Unusual configuration. Nice catch!


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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 09:58:46 AM »

So cool! I love swarms!
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