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Offline bailey

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Swarms are popping.
« on: March 09, 2013, 10:24:41 AM »
My swarm season is popping.  :piano:

Got a few more in the past 3 days.  
2 swarm calls and 2 in my back yard.

Bailey
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Offline mikecva

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 01:40:55 PM »
Nice     :cheer:  -Mike
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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 10:06:38 PM »
None today even though I was expecting one.  :hissyfit:
Bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 10:09:25 PM »
Makes me want to go out tonight and dig out my swarm traps out of the basement.   :)

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 12:00:30 AM »
Hey Bailey,

On the first did you just set the box on the ground and they walked in or did you have to do some scooping?

Are these swarms from your hives?

You are lucky.  X:X

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 12:04:35 AM »
Nice... Even the rookies are getting in on the action...  :evil:
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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 12:39:52 AM »
I've been getting swarm traps ready to set out.
I'm using a box made of 3/4 inch plywood that I put a deep frame of cone foundation in.
The boxes are 19 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches and 10 1/2  inches deep and a 1 1/4 hole for an entrance with a guard installed to keep out birds.
I'm using a queen phermone I got from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and some I'm using Lemon Essence Oil.
The weather is warming up quick around here and I had a friend say he found queen cells in one of his hives.
Richard Vardaman (capt44)

Offline bailey

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 01:20:55 AM »
Georgia boy.
I scooped them by hand into the nuc then covered with the top.
Bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 11:34:05 AM »
Beeing new I thought that is how you did it. I am both excited and scared to death to try and do that. Maybe someday I will get a swarm to try it.

You lucky bum!!!

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 11:28:30 PM »
Checked your weather, highs in the 70s lows in the 50s.. I can't wait until it gets that warm here. Looks like your having fun.
Later,
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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 06:21:02 PM »
With this post and a photo Bud sent me I hope the swarms hang in for another month for Bud5.

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Re: Swarms are popping.
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:36:39 PM »
Me too.
I hived 2 more swarms today and almost had a third.  
But I'm sure there will be some for bud 5.  I'm way south of him.  
Bailey

most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.