Between two wooden fences, several races of bees?, and several clusters. Barely fit into a deep with seven frames, due to room. Also took a lot of stings for a swarm/swarms? Already ready for another deep? I need a beevac!!!
Tulsa ok 74145 Warm, but was starting to get cold.
Nice swarm found today 4-9-09 in peach orchard. Weather nice around 70 . 38863
Large swarm in fruit tree April 05. Tulare county Calif.
Four swarms today. Captured three in apple orchard. Had call on another but they entered the wall of a home before I could get to them. 38863 & 38871
Bait hives filled this week:
2 - 94402
1 - 94010
1 - 94062
1 - 94027
1 - 94063
All small swarms.
swarm caught 94402
I got one move into a stored hive Yesterday. 4/16/09
I saw a swarm 10 days ago (4/6/09) flying around a neighbors yard but they were gone by the time I walked around to see what they were doing.
My number 1 hive swarmed today. Landed 8 feet up in a tree on my property, so I sprayed them with syrup, brushed them into a 5 gal. pail and dumped them onto comb and honey. Hope I didn't crush the queen when I closed up the hive, but bees went in for dark. Estimate 5 to 6 pounds of bees (Visually, bout twice the size of a three pound package)
I captured this one on 4-17-09. My fourth this year.
3/17 large swarm silver maple branch 6ft
3/17 small swarm eve of home
3/18 large swarm15ft silver maple branch
off and on rain on all three swarms all different locations
Didn't I see that on YouTube last night?
One of my hives swarmed on Friday. I have had mixed luck keeping a swarm and can use some advice on this one. Fortunately I had an empty hive body with foundation all ready. I cut the swarm loose from the tree branch and dropped it in a screened box and covered it. I then turned it upside down (screen side on top) on my hive body and pulled the divider out. The hive bottom had a stopper so the bees couldn't get out. I covered the hive with a hive top and moved it 1/2 a mile away and after 24 hours took the stopper out. Bees seem to be staying in it so far, but when I open the top, there is still a big cluster of bees up at the top on the screen. What is the best way to get them to move down into the hive body so I can remove the screen box and get the branches out? And - what should I do with my next swarm?
Average size swarm on 4-20-09 at 27514.
Three+ pounds on the gearbox of a wheel roll.
Cedar Hill Mo, 2 1/2- 3 lbs in a cedar fence row 4-23-08
one of my hives swarmed today, April 26