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Offline DLMKA

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big swarm capture
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:13:56 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.

Offline gardeningfireman

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 03:12:12 PM »
One word - WOW!

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 03:33:56 PM »
Good find.

Offline DLMKA

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 12:35:34 PM »
I'll be setting up extra large swarm traps near here in the spring...  :-D

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 10:28:58 PM »
Wow!  Is huge!  Swarm catching is addicting! 

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 01:40:42 AM »
Nice catch!

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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 09:25:11 AM »
Unusual configuration. Nice catch!


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Re: big swarm capture
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 10:58:46 AM »
So cool! I love swarms!

 

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