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Offline RC

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1st swarm for me
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:09:51 PM »
The wife found a swarm today near the house, I just managed to get there before dark and get then in a box. First time I ever scooped them up with my hands.
I don't know who was more tickled, me or her!

Offline AllenF

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 10:13:49 PM »
She done good.  Great find.   Great catch. 

Offline sseryoga

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:19:52 PM »
i had one toda to. But after i put it in the 5 frame  nuck, two hours later it was gone  :?  

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 10:21:54 PM »
It was dark by the time I got them in the box. Maybe they'll stay.

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 10:23:08 PM »
Way to go RC!!  Congrads!   :cheer:

Sorry to hear about yours sseryoga.  :( :( :(  Better luck next time.

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 10:29:40 PM »
Glad to hear it.  If you are afraid of them absconding on you, put an excluder in between the bottom box and the bottom board.

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Offline RC

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 10:34:42 PM »
Are swarms attracked to beehives? I've never seen a swarm around here until after I got bees. This is the second one I've seen here. I'm pretty sure these didn't come from my hives, my bees are all yellow and these are almost black.

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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 10:53:43 PM »
Had to try the hand scoop the other day myself RC! JP and Hardwood rubbin off on us.  :-D
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Re: 1st swarm for me
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 11:00:43 PM »
Had to try the hand scoop the other day myself RC! JP and Hardwood rubbin off on us.  :-D
Blanc


That's what I was thinking when I was doing it! The way they were wrapped around the tree, I couldn't figure out any other way to get them.

 

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