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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005
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    Alpine, TX
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    Question

    How do you folks gather swarms? We still have some swarming here and I might like to get one but know really know how.
    I smile like this because I have no idea what I\'m doing :-)

  2. #2
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    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I use a Hipps swarm retriever if it's high. I just climb up and shake the branch if it's low. I shake them into the hive or slam the bucket under the limb to dislodge the swarm and dump them into the hive.

    If you get the queen and most of the bees in the box, they USUALLY will settle down. Some times you have to put them back in several times.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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