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Offline bens

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my first swarm
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:22:04 PM »
Had my first swarm on saturday.
I only have two hives.
One from a split from my only hive last year.  I put a russian queen in it.
I bought a package of italians in April.  And it turns out the new Italians swarmed not the Russians.  They only went 15 feet away into a blue spruce about 6 feet off the ground.  I cut the branch down, and put the branch in a deep, with 6 drawn frames.  I took the branch out 24 hrs later, and they seem to be doing good.  Workin the frames pretty good.  Hopefully the original hive gets a mated queen.  





Offline AllenF

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Re: my first swarm
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 08:30:46 PM »
Good catch.   

Offline Joe D

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Re: my first swarm
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 11:10:13 PM »
Good going Bens.



Joe