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Offline richter1978

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2014, 09:46:29 PM »
#2 on the West side 'o Jax today.  Not real big.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2014, 08:34:49 AM »
Got # 5 yesterday. A small secondary swarm...same place I got one a few days ago.  :-D

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #82 on: April 02, 2014, 05:11:24 PM »
Another one today at 10:30am. I think that's 5. I'm running out of equipment. :-D And I like it. Gotta get busy.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2014, 08:36:03 PM »
Missed another one early this week - went into a wall and the exterminators beat me to it. Went to one today. The maintenance man had sprayed it with wasp and hornet killer and ran the swarm inside. Dead bees inside and out.

Stay tuned, I'll probably miss another one real soon  :-x
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2014, 09:18:15 PM »
Got number 6 today.....

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2014, 09:44:56 PM »
Got my first swarm of the season.  I have had four calls so far that I have missed due to work . this one was 5 pounds.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2014, 10:44:48 PM »
had a swarm hanging 30 feet from the beeyard this afternoon.  went 100 yards to the barn to get a hive and they were leaving when i got back.
it's only been a few days since i went through my hives so i was kind of stumped about where they could have come from.  i went through all my hives and found the queens in every hive that was supposed to have one (i've done a couple of walk away splits recently).  only had queen cells with larvae in one hive (went ahead and split it). 
i hate that i lost them but i'm glad they weren't mine.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2014, 12:02:02 AM »
Got a call this afternoon. Swarm has gone into the wall of a house. I decided to wait a few hours until dark, to open the wll and remove them. When i came back, i could hear no buzzing in the wall. We will see if they are still tuere tomorrow. The home owner may have killed them with spray, before getting help.

Got another call about a swarm up the road. Again, sounds like they made a home in a second story wall. Checking it tomorrow too. Looks like a busy swarm season beginning here in eastern nc. I need more equipment.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2014, 09:56:22 AM »
chux in 2 story houses i almost always found them between floor joists. 

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2014, 07:54:59 PM »
had a swarm hanging 30 feet from the beeyard this afternoon.  went 100 yards to the barn to get a hive and they were leaving when i got back.
it's only been a few days since i went through my hives so i was kind of stumped about where they could have come from.  i went through all my hives and found the queens in every hive that was supposed to have one (i've done a couple of walk away splits recently).  only had queen cells with larvae in one hive (went ahead and split it). 
i hate that i lost them but i'm glad they weren't mine.
You should have drumed then to the ground. It works for me every time..

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2014, 12:25:05 PM »
As far as following the swarm progression goes, is there a way to track them on a map like they do mushrooms:
http://morelhunters.com/

It used to load fairly quickly, but seems like they went to using Google maps or something so it takes a long time now.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #91 on: April 06, 2014, 11:41:56 PM »
10framer, that is probably where they are. Went back last night, but never found them in the wall. Owner is unwilling to open floor. He was going to poison them today.  :'(


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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2014, 07:06:02 PM »
john I get a lot of derogertory coments about my bucket and pistol. but i usually put a few swarms in the box that others would watch fly over the trees
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2014, 09:10:07 PM »
One today, huge swarm
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2014, 10:07:55 PM »
i expect a lot of swarm activity in the southeast tomorrow.  a couple of days cooped up because of the rain will have them fired up.

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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2014, 10:10:02 PM »
We supposed to get some more rain tomorrow evening. Wouldn't you know it, I have to go back to work tomorrow.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #96 on: April 08, 2014, 08:21:47 PM »
john I get a lot of derogertory coments about my bucket and pistol. but i usually put a few swarms in the box that others would watch fly over the trees
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #97 on: April 08, 2014, 10:30:31 PM »
Montgomery; Fellow told me he got two swarms Saturday and one swarm today.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #98 on: April 09, 2014, 09:35:40 PM »
Got me a swarm today. I went to the fellow's house and asked where were they. He said right there in that bucket.

How much should I charge him?

Just kidding, same guy I mentioned yesterday. He said he didn't have anywhere to put them. It don't get no better than going by someone's house and picking up a bucket with a swarm. I'd say between 1.5 & 2 pounds. They come from his hives, said he don't treat.
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Re: 2014 swarms
« Reply #99 on: April 10, 2014, 10:19:53 AM »
gary, if you do late splits i'll trade you a couple of young queens for that one.