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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Nice,
    That could be a hard one to shake into a box.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Neat swarm. I thought it would be a bit late for swarms but I guess the bees don't know that.
    Just some thoughts.

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    I wish my swarms would land that low. Mine go to the top of the highest trees on my property.

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Looks like a rather large swarm for this late in the year. That one looks like it worth feeding thru the winter. Good Luck
    you must endeavor to persevere

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    Smile Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Hmm, I'm guessing the kids didn't want to play on the slide.
    "The greatest threat is our own staggering ignorance and cavalier treatment of the natural world to which we belong."

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Great photo, good swarm. So, how'd you hive 'em?

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    I am confused,

    I thought bees primarily swarmed in the spring is that incorrect is this a rare occurrence. Just trying to learn.

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    Quote Originally Posted by Parke County Queen View Post
    Hmm, I'm guessing the kids didn't want to play on the slide.

    My neighbors daughter actualll sat in the swing before she saw them, then she went screaming in the house and her dad called and told me about them. I hope he's not to upset and want me to move them from my house.

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    Default Re: Swarm I had in the back yard last wek

    There are lots of reasons to see a swarm this time of year. Usually the reason is not because they are being cast from a healthy colony. There are a lot of ferals in this part of the country and with some of the storms we have had moving through this swarm may have actually absconded a tree that broke in a storm or just got overwhelmed by SHB or wax moth.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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