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    Re: Multiple colonies?

    Thank you Birdman. So the consecutive sections were (or should be) one colony. The other thing I found interesting was the difference in voulme of brood and honey. That is what led me to think all...
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    Multiple colonies?

    I did a cutout, well actually it turned into multiple cutouts, and I have a question about colonies separated by floor joist. Here is what the second one looked like.

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    I'm still totally...
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    Re: Large feral hive hanging in tree

    You got it Beeman, I will get it posted. Wish I would have seen your swarm capture jug a day earlier...
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    Re: Large feral hive hanging in tree

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    Well I went for it today with the help of a friend. It filled three deeps, there are five frames in the top deep the rest is the feral hive. I figure I would move it to the new location and...
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    Re: Large feral hive hanging in tree

    I smoked them pretty good and counted 9-10 sheets of comb. It was kind of hard to tell on some of them. I think it has been there for a couple of years. What is amazing to me is it has been one of...
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    Re: Large feral hive hanging in tree

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    Thanks Riskybizz, that's a great idea. The fire department was out to her house when the gardner found the first hive. Better to ask them to help than pick me up after I fall...

    I'll try the...
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    Large feral hive hanging in tree

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    I've been asked if I can help with a feral hive. The swarm is about 40' in a tree and I have to climb the tree to get to it. I have no way to get a lift into the yard. My only thoughts...
  8. Re: Swarm in nuc and closed up, how long before I open the opening

    Odfrank, it was rite cell (wax coated plastic). I didn't have any drawn comb here.

    I'll remember the queen excluder idea. I would have like to known if the queen was even there.

    Thanks for the...
  9. Re: Swarm in nuc and closed up, how long before I open the opening

    Never mind, I opened the nuc (it was warm here) and they left. They loaded up with pollen on the way out...
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    First post and appreciate the wealth of information on the site. I'm a first year beek with two hives and wasn't planning on going after swarms, but couldn't let my daughters school kill the big ball...
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