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Count Macula

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Posted - 06/01/2021 :  16:46:19  Show Profile  Visit Count Macula's Homepage Send Count Macula a Private Message  Reply with Quote








We caught a swarm today! I was able to witness it from start to finish. The whole thing was over in less than 40 minutes. It was amazing!
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lilypad

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Posted - 06/02/2021 :  02:12:18  Show Profile  Visit lilypad's Homepage Send lilypad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Catching swarms is fun.

RLM
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Cvans

USA
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Posted - 06/03/2021 :  21:25:59  Show Profile Send Cvans a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's pretty neat. Did you find the swarm or did it find your hive?



East Central South Dakota

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson


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Count Macula

USA
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Posted - 06/05/2021 :  13:01:40  Show Profile  Visit Count Macula's Homepage Send Count Macula a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Cvans

That's pretty neat. Did you find the swarm or did it find your hive?



They had been scouting the hives and the swarm traps in the woods for a few days they just decided to move straight into the hive.

I was bent over leveling the grave stones in our pet cemetery, when all of a sudden the humming was overwhelmingly loud. I stood up and was in the middle of the swarm.
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Count Macula

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Posted - 06/06/2021 :  18:21:58  Show Profile  Visit Count Macula's Homepage Send Count Macula a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Decided today to check on the swarm, I was curious what they could do in 5 days. They had 8 of the 21 frames in the hive available to them and they had all 8 frames with comb drawn out about 1/4 to 1/3 the way down. I gave them 2 more frames and moved the follower board. These ladies have been pretty busy.









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Cvans

USA
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Posted - 06/10/2021 :  14:03:26  Show Profile Send Cvans a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's pretty neat. I didn't realize they would do that.



East Central South Dakota

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson


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ByronC

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Posted - 06/15/2021 :  05:49:31  Show Profile Send ByronC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is cool. A friend of mine once had a bee hive in a barnyard. He and his uncle brought a cow into the yard to do something with and the cow got crazy and knocked the hive over. Lee and his uncle both were stung multiple times as they ran away but the poor cow took the brunt of it.

Byron---Allis-Chalmers

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Cvans

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Posted - 06/15/2021 :  23:18:58  Show Profile Send Cvans a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Too bad Al isn't still around, he'd enjoy this thread. He liked his Bees.


East Central South Dakota

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson


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