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gov1623
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« on: October 24, 2012, 09:20:57 PM »

I was inspecting one of my beehives today when the sky started filling up with bees. I thought it might be robbing so i closed up the hive but come to my suprise, it was a small swarm with a big queen. I have to say this was the first time a swarm landed on my beehive while i was inspecting it. Really neat!  It seems like we are having alot of late swarms in louisiana this year.

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 09:31:57 PM »

Sweet.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 07:51:40 AM »

Did the swarm move into the hive you were inspecting?
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 12:44:35 AM »

It looks like they were trying to get in through a crack in the cover but once i caught the queen and put her in the empty nuc box on top, they all followed her in.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 09:50:14 AM »

Pretty cool.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 08:49:05 AM »

its not uncommon to get swarms until november here. (your only 20 min from me)
just make sure to feed them or give them some frames of honey.
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