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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
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    Findlay, Ohio
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    Default Got my first swam yesterday

    Hello,

    Got a call about a swarm yesterday. A fellow beekeeper who did not want the swam called me to see if I would be interested in it. After a few calls back and forth about the location of the swarm, I was given an ok to go get it. Got to the location and the swarm was in a very ideal location. I was just off a bit on the location but the fellow that called in the swarm showed up soon after I arrived. He told me to walk over towards him and just take a look. Well, there it was.

    This swarm was located at a retirement community in a pine tree behind some billboards.

    Well, if all swarms are this easy (I know they are not)... I will take as many as I can get.




    The swarm was hived about 30 minutes later in one of my top bar hives that had a package abscond from earlier.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
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    Dalkeith, Ont, Canada
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    Default Re: Got my first swam yesterday

    I know a lot of beeks hate swarms but imho they are a lot of fun to watch / catch, gratz!
    My blog @ Bee Crazy

  3. #3
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    Greensburg, Ky.
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    Default Re: Got my first swam yesterday

    Thats a nice swarm and i really liked the high tech swarm box also..

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Got my first swam yesterday

    Just think, that high tech swarm box was on its way to being recycled.

    Another picture of the swarm.


  5. #5
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    Default Re: Got my first swam yesterday

    Thats a much better picture!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Got my first swam yesterday

    They are still in the hive as of today. They did start to build their comb across the bars rather than down the bars. I had to cut most of it out. I have some guides and my other hives seem to follow them much better. However, these bees even built from the bottom of the hive up.

    Should I leave the cut off comb in the hive so the bees can move the nectar from the comb or should I remove the cut off comb from the hive?

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