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Offline Sour Kraut

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A Swarm in western IL ? In September ??
« on: September 14, 2012, 06:42:48 PM »
Got a call from over by Springfield, 35 miles east about noon

Was kind of skeptical, but it was a nice day and needed a road trip

Decent sized swarm, maybe 1 to 1.5 pounds, clustered on the trunk of a 7-8 ft Scotch Pine

Got them in a hive with no trouble, going to pick them up Monday when the home-owner gets back.





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Re: A Swarm in western IL ? In September ??
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 07:45:40 PM »
looks great. did you happen to find the queen

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Re: A Swarm in western IL ? In September ??
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 08:39:18 AM »
did not see her

but there was a point at which a mass ingress started, I assume when she went in


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Re: A Swarm in western IL ? In September ??
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 08:42:01 AM »
Had a swarm cast a couple years ago in September...in N/W Wisconsin!

It happens.

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Re: A Swarm in western IL ? In September ??
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 09:33:21 AM »
I  hived 2 swarms  on Aug. 27 and 28 but they sure are building fast they better. Not much time left.
I seen eggs with in 5 days.
Good luck.
Say hello to the bad guy.
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