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Offline trimman

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swarmbox
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:42:31 PM »
how long after a swarm is in the box do you remove it from the tree then how long before you put them in a permanent box thanks

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 06:48:38 PM »
asap. dont want them wasting effort
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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 09:05:52 PM »
 If you're using a box with frames, you can take your time. If no frames, then as bud said, ASAP

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 09:19:53 PM »
there are 2 frames 1 drawn 1 plastasill what do you think

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 09:27:22 PM »
 two frames...I would try to have them out within a day or two.

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 09:30:18 PM »
I caught my first swarm last year and I moved them right away.  I used a ten frame deep for the trap with two frames of old brood comb.  They decided to build their own comb on the lid instead.  Luckily I had the time to get to them right away before they got really carried away.  I would definitely move them out.

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 09:43:12 PM »
I caught my first swarm last year and I moved them right away.  I used a ten frame deep for the trap with two frames of old brood comb.  They decided to build their own comb on the lid instead.  Luckily I had the time to get to them right away before they got really carried away.  I would definitely move them out.

 I was thinking the same thing, they'll start drawing out comb on the lid. It may make a difference that he only has one drawn out frame and a frame of foundation. The bees may work more on the foundation before hammering away on the lid.

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 09:47:59 PM »
I had positioned  the frames in the middle of the box and they started building comb on the far right side.  They weren't bothering with the old comb.

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 10:01:26 PM »
Where ya from Trimman? You may want to update your profile and put where you're from. A lot of answers are location specific. Congrads on the swarm.
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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 11:17:10 PM »
from high springs fl i thought i updated sorry

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 10:12:51 PM »
btw, Welcome, and ask as many questions as you'd like.
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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 08:53:35 PM »
if you have two frames in a trap and you see bees bringing in pollen can you add frames or do you transfer them to a permanent box

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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 10:10:15 PM »
What are you using for a trap?  A regular hive body or nuc box?   If you are going to use frames in a swarm trap,  you need to fill it out just like a normal hive.   If you give them a place to build comb on their own they will.   I use 1 drawn out old comb and 4 foundationless frames in my 5 frame traps.   Think of it like a package of bees,  you never put them in a hive body with missing frames or you will have a mess.

http://beevac.com/swarm-traps/
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Re: swarmbox
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 11:34:40 PM »
thanks for the info im still learning