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    Re: swarm moved into trap yesterday

    Hi I am back with another update. That 2nd swarm turned out to be a big one and has filled that little swarm trap with comb. I don't know what they were thinking choosing this trap over the 10 frame...
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    Re: swarm moved into trap yesterday

    Well sometimes if something works you have to stick with it. After hiving the swarm I went ahead and stuck the trap back up in its tree. I also made 2 other traps, one out of a 10 frame deep and 1...
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    Re: swarm moved into trap yesterday

    Just an update I moved the bees into a top bar hive 3 days ago, 13 days after they first arrived. It was an easy switch, its a small swarm and they only had 3 combs, the biggest of which was about...
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    Re: swarm moved into trap yesterday

    This is essentially what I ended up doing a couple of days ago, and it worked pretty well, though I did loose a few bees and it did disrupt them pretty bad for a day. Rain storm that evening didn't...
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    Re: swarm moved into trap yesterday

    Really what a fine eclectic array of advise. Thanks. I guess I'll sleep on it at least another night to process the points of view, and when I do move it, very gently. Fortunately, the permanent...
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    swarm moved into trap yesterday

    Hi there, this is my first post here and my first swarm. The trap is hung about 12 feet up in a 35' ash tree in my yard. I had been noticing scout bees for about 10 days prior. I suspect this means...
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