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« on: March 19, 2013, 03:17:07 PM »

THAT'S RIGHT I FOUND A SWARM IN ONE OF MY FIVE TRAPS I PUT OUT......,...OMG ......THIS ONE ABOUT 4 DAYS AGO.....OMG..............NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM?HuhHuh huh
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 03:20:07 PM »

Hummelkurt,

Congratulations!!! applause

I'm more than a bit jealous....I'm a new Beek but have had 5 swarm traps out for probably a month now and I'm still 0-For!  Sad

Many of experienced folks on here can offer some solid advice, but if I'm not mistaken, don't be in a hurry to take it down....give them a few days to get established.

Good Luck!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 04:12:02 PM »

So it's swarm season in "hopelessly lost" right now?
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 04:15:55 PM »

So it's swarm season in "hopelessly lost" right now?

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LOL!  I've grown tired of pointing that out to new forum members and explaining the importance of providing a location.   Smiley

I actually wish the administrators would consider making it a required field as part of the sign up process. Maybe throwing in a brief explanation as to the importance of it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 05:13:04 PM »

what do you want to do with them?   grin
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 07:04:32 PM »

Put them to work!
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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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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 07:24:26 PM »

what do you want to do with them?   grin
I would like to make them my third hive in my yard. I just lost my third hive over the winter. I have 3 extra hive boxes. My question is how to remove them from one of the tree knot hole in a tree papier mache type traps. Other questions I would like answered please are best time of day to remove them, spray them with sugar water and dump them into new hive body(?). I only have 1 extra drawn cone frame to put into the new box; it's a 10-frame deep. Any help anybody has would be deeply appreciated.
I CAUGHT THEM IN WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA. THEY JUST GOT THERE YESTERDAY AND IT WAS 41 DEGREES OVERNIGHT LAST NIGHT.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 07:26:29 PM »

Cut and paste.   Cut out the comb they are now making and tie/rubberband the comb into new frames. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 08:22:17 PM »

check out the removal section and look at a video of a cut out.  JP and Co. have some really good ones.  I think hardwood has put some up.  you'll get the general idea about moving comb from where it is into a frame then hive.

make sure you put it in the frame right side up.  rubber bands make it easy.  new comb is fragile.  if you can put them in a hive with drawn comb in the extra frames, so much the better.

if you are not sure of something take some pictures and get one of the moderators to post them for you until you have enough posts to put up your own pictures.  we'll try to help you keep it all straight   Wink
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 09:15:46 PM »

hive them as soon as possible, don't even try to save anything but eggs and lava. new comb to fragile
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 09:51:56 PM »

That's what I thought I had read was hive quickly Thank You
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 10:13:52 AM »

I PUT THEM IN A DEPTH 10 FRAME THIS MORNING. IT WAS A LITTLE TOO COLD, A FEW DIED OUTSIDE THE BOX, NOT MANY. LOOKING FOR MORE IN THE TRAPS.


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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 08:48:35 PM »

ALL THE REMAINING BEES LEFT THE SWARM TRAP HOPEFULLY FOR THE HIVE BODY AS OF DARK 30 WEDNESDAY NIGHT. I LOVE IT!!!! BUT PROBABLY MY OWN BEES
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 10:43:53 PM »

If they were your own bees and you didn't catch them in the trap. they would have no longer been your bees. take  the blessing and multiplie. I have yet to get a swarm from my own hives. I split hives that are just at the stage of swarming. inspecting in the spring is the most busiest time of the year besides collection time.

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 08:46:52 PM »

I GOT ANOTHER SWARM TODAY EHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH A BIG ONE TOO
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 09:06:33 PM »

Gotta love it!!  So glad we have abundant ferrel hives down here. Makes spring so much more fun.  Go set them traps right back out after hiving them and get ya some more.
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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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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 09:11:25 PM »

IT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 09:50:23 PM »

What type trap?  The cardboard bucket?
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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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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 11:24:48 PM »

THIS SWARM FOUND MY 10 FRAME DEEP SITTING ON 2 SAWHORSES BESIDE ANOTHER 10 FRAME DEEP THAT I PUT MY OTHER SWARM IN.  I WILL PUT ANOTHER BESIDE THOSE 2 NOW. I HAVE 2 OF THE TREE KNOTHOLE SWARM TRAPS CLOSE BY ( 75 FEET AND 10 FEET) THE 10 FEET CAUGHT THE FIRST SWARM. THEY MIGHT WERE MY BEES TO START WITH.......BUT NOW THEY ARE HAPPILY MINE.
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 10:06:50 AM »

I placed an eight frame deep beside the new swarm this morning and freshened my swarm lure on all of traps. looking for # 3 !!!!!! I do have a neighbor about 150 yards away from my yard with two hives that I can see from the road. I like him alot!!!!!     BUT is that bad of me?Huh?
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 10:39:52 AM »

As with anything new you hug them, caress them, kiss them, and kill them with love and kindness.  LOL
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 05:07:31 PM »

Hive those bees like he would!
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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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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 10:05:41 PM »

went into the bee yard sunday afternoon the 31th there on a legustrum bush almost on the ground was swarm #3. shook them into a 8 frame deep congrats to me!!!! LIVING LARGE IN NORTH LOUISIANA!!!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2013, 05:08:32 AM »

Sounds like life is great. Congratulations, three already and spring has hardly just begun.
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 07:53:05 PM »

swarm #4 is becoming expensive...bought 3 nucs spiced them up ....nothing. now i have 8 swarm traps out...more than ever...and nothing .   swarm season must be over?Huh
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2013, 08:12:46 PM »

SWARM # 4 PLACED ITSELF ON A SMALL PLUM TREE IN MY YARD THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT 430PM..THAT'S WHEN  I NOTICED IT. PLACED IT IN ONE OF MY NEW 5 FRAME NUCS....NO DOUBT IT CAME FROM ONE OF ORIGINAL HIVES. ALL'S WELL NEAR DARK..........TRAPS OUT TOTAL 9 WITH ONE RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR WAITING FOR THAT PERFECT SPOT. I MEAN THERE IS NOTHING TO THIS SWARM TRAPPING!!!!! ALSO ORDERED 300 DOLLARS OF EQUIPMENT FROM MANN LAKE TODAY.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2013, 03:58:57 PM »

WELL, THIS TREAD HAS TURNED INTO NO MORE THAN A NOTEBOOK FOR ME TO KEEP MY 2013 SWARM SEASON RECORDS. OH WELL, IT HAS COME IN HANDY FOR ME, MYSELF, AND I. THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU GUYS AND DOLLS WHO COMMENTED, IT DID HELP....STAY IN TOUCH.....LOVE YOU.....MEAN IT!!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2013, 05:58:33 PM »

Mine have shut down as well.  I'm hoping the trap line is buzzing when I check tomorrow.
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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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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2013, 09:12:22 AM »

HOW MANY TRAPS DO YOU HAVE OUT???
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2014, 09:41:05 AM »

I GOT ANOTHER SWARM TODAY EHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH A BIG ONE TOO



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« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2014, 10:08:30 PM »

 SmileyBeen awhile since I visited, came back to check my swarm catching history. Because I caught a big ole swarm today in the middle of my yard. I noticed a little action in one knothole traps and as I was walking out, saw the swarm attached to the same ligustrum bush that I found one in last year. I boxed them in a ten frame deep with one shallow and my new screened bottom board with the oil beetle tray underneath.

I don't know if anybody reads any of this, but it sure is good record keeping for me. Found the swarm about 3:15 p.m. If anyone out there reads this, let's talk swarm trapping...nothing better than free bees. The Hummel Farm Apiary now totals four hives with three that survived the winter and the new swarm today. 



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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2014, 06:51:24 AM »

Swarm business has been the last few days. It can only pick up. I put a trap out on the cross bayou bridge beside a fallen willow tree that was covered with bees prior to the cold snap. Temps have been in the 30s and 40s the last 3 nights. I now have 7 traps on my trapline that i will be running today. I'm still looking for that perfect spot.
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2014, 10:45:32 PM »

Kurt,
I have 2 swarm traps in my back yard that have each caught 2 swarms last year but none this year. I suspect several of my hives that I did not get to swarmed but none used the traps this year.
I have done 2 trap outs. One that I will be bringing home this weekend. One was In a tree and the other is in a balcony. Both were new swarms.
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2014, 10:01:40 AM »

congrats !!!!, so far this year i know of only 1 swarm, mother nature has to up her temps some more,
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2014, 11:50:48 AM »

Thanks.
The Swarms will bee coming soon. grin
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2014, 09:31:56 AM »

Jim, I believe.......of course I've read a lot about bees.....and one could never read all there is about bees......so many opinions......that's another story.........back to believe that whatever attracts them to that spot once, will do it again. My beeyard is in the back yard of the house across the street from my house. I bought the house in 2009 as a fixer upper. The first order of business was to remove the huge hive of bees parked in the soffit on the far end from the carport door, that the occupants used. I called a beeman from a local website. He explained...."sure you can keep them....simply order a hive box and we'll place them in it." With box ready, I assisted him in the cutout/removal process.....I was stung...to say the least.......many times......all over......in places that I didn't know that a bee even wanted to be! The neighbor behind, the fixer upper  across the street, now known as HUMMEL FARM APIARY, explained to me that he had to have a swarm removed from his out building a couple of years prior to the establishment of HUMMEL FARM APIARY. ................................The moral of the story is........swarming is good in places that bees like.  I know "duhhhhhh!"
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2014, 07:42:38 PM »

2ND SWARM CAPTURE OF 2014.. VERY SMALL FROM MY COUPLE OF PEEKS INSIDE DUE TO COLD SNAP. I WILL WAIT FOR SOME BETTER WEATHER TO TRANSFER TO A TEN FRAME BOX, HO HURRY. SECRET SAUCE WORKING GOOOOOOD. LUCKY ME afro
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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2014, 06:48:03 AM »

I just caught my first swarm, for this year, it is huge, in a swarm trap. See "I just checked on my swarm trap".
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2014, 12:16:15 AM »

Here is a picture of a swarm trap I made from 12x11 pressed fiber pots.
I've got to take time to check on my swarm traps, I put one out every time I catch a swarm.
Catching swarms and trapping them I have 22 so far this spring.
I have 9 trap-outs going and got 8 more to set up.
whew! I'm suppose to be retired, but folks think I'm a retar'd.
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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2014, 01:06:13 PM »

Consider it a gift if he doesn't do his job and they swarm. 

As for comb, big hair clips can grip comb and you can use wire ties to fasten the hair clips to a top bar, whether a frame or for a TBH.  the bees will repair and fasten the comb to the bar.  Then you go in and cut out the hair clip for reuse.  Never had any luck with rubber bands.  They cut into the comb too much.

Good luck with YOUR bees!

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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2014, 01:10:50 PM »

I placed an eight frame deep beside the new swarm this morning and freshened my swarm lure on all of traps. looking for # 3 !!!!!! I do have a neighbor about 150 yards away from my yard with two hives that I can see from the road. I like him alot!!!!!     BUT is that bad of me?Huh?

What I was referring to in my previous posting.  They are yours.  Don't feel bad.

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