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Offline bailey

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Re: Swarms!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2013, 01:46:37 AM »
Guess I better start supering now then.
Don't want to lose out on a good flow!
Thanks for the info. 
Will do a full swarm trap line check tomorrow.  I know of the one but I could have more
Bailey
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Offline gov1623

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Re: Swarms!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2013, 02:05:45 AM »
I think the nectar coming in is mainly from blackberry because most of the pollen in the hives is grey. A lot of the cow pastures around my house was abandoned this year so they are just choked full of blackberries  as far as you can see. There is also a lot of thistle in the pastures. Each thistle flower has about 10 bees digging in them.  Its starting out to be a great year. Now i just need to stop them from swarming before the tallow flow. I put supers on about two weeks ago but they are not putting nectar in them yet. They are storing alot in the brood chamber. :?
Who Dat!!!

Offline bailey

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Re: Swarms!!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2013, 10:44:49 AM »
Ok. I'm not late again.   I'm headed out to run the trap line.
Hope to return with good news:
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.