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Offline gov1623

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2014, 12:10:41 PM »
Caught the first swarm This past Saturday 3/8/14.  About 3 lbs. Watched it land on a broccoli plant in my Garden.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 12:42:19 PM »
you have to love this time of year.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 12:53:24 PM »
I'd love it if I had some empty equipment read.  :(

I have two 'nucs'  that need larger homes.  If I have a swarm I'll be scrambling to get something.  I have all the wood..... but the time not so much.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 03:08:17 PM »
Alright guys(and ladies), I stickied this topic as it coincides with the Follow the Bloom 2014 thread. Towards fall I will unsticky this and the follow the bloom 2014 threads and we can do this again next spring. :)

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 04:07:09 PM »
Hopefully I'll get some swarms/calls this year. I just sent my info to the Consolidated Dispatch Agency Supervisor in case they get some 911 calls about a swarm.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2014, 04:20:35 PM »
ray, are they your bees or are these calls?  just curious.
i saw a few crimson clover blooms in town yesterday.  it's about to ramp up and i'm not ready.

I'm pretty sure that they're mine. I'm going out to catch another in just a few minutes. They have to settle. That's three.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2014, 10:00:35 PM »
Three? Way to go!

I have the equipment, just need some swarms.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2014, 11:56:28 PM »
ray, seems like hiving your own swarms worked out pretty good for you last year. 

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2014, 03:54:12 AM »
ray, seems like hiving your own swarms worked out pretty good for you last year. 

As far a growth, yes it did. Honey production was hurt pretty bad though.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2014, 02:55:25 PM »
The wife just called, said a swarm is hanging on the neighbor's mailbox. You might know,  I'm 5 hours away.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2014, 05:57:56 PM »
The wife just called, said a swarm is hanging on the neighbor's mailbox. You might know,  I'm 5 hours away.

Sounds like you need to get that girl a bee suit. :-D
Later,
Ray

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2014, 09:24:20 PM »


Sounds like you need to get that girl a bee suit. :-D
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That's what I said. As luck would have it, I caught one anyway. At work, on the clock. Ain't that sweet!

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2014, 10:37:33 PM »


Sounds like you need to get that girl a bee suit. :-D

That's what I said. As luck would have it, I caught one anyway. At work, on the clock. Ain't that sweet!

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It don't get any better than that. Congrats.
Later,
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2014, 11:08:25 AM »
Two days of sunny weather and the fruitless plums are all going strong, apples, cherries, sugar maples, daffodils, crocus, tulips, multiple ground covers with little blue flowers....it is spring here....finally.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2014, 08:17:32 AM »
Caught about a 4lb swarm on Mon. 3/10.  In a condomium on a ligustrom.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2014, 09:14:05 AM »
seems like the coastal bees have decided it's spring.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2014, 03:28:07 PM »
seems like the coastal bees have decided it's spring.

Rob, I just put another one in a box over a queen includer. Yep, it's that time.
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Ray

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2014, 10:00:05 AM »
i just had a swarm fly into a trap 2 days ago lucky me :-D

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2014, 10:35:45 AM »
i suspect i'll find drones today and if so i'm going to pull nucs from any hives with queen cells.  i bought a radial arm saw yesterday.  looks like it's about to see some action.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2014, 02:21:44 PM »
got my first swarm call today.  My hives have drones so it's the season here.