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  1. #1
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    Default Swarms have been huge this year!

    This is only my 2nd one this year so far. But the 2 so far have been the biggest I have ever collected. Got this one last night. After all said and done they filled up a 1/3 of the box of a 5 frame nuc. Looks like a piles of dead bees on the first pic. But they were alive and well. It was cold and rainy here yesterday. Around 48 deg and misty when I got them last night.



    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Hammy! What's up? Have not talked to ya in a while.

    Sure seems like the swarms have been a bit larger here in my area too, I've only used a nuc on 1, all the others would not have fit. I've even had a couple that filled a 10 frame deep.

    C2

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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Hi Derrik,
    Be prepared we have had a lot of swarms out this way. More then usual.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Sorry bro; but that is not a huge swarm.

    I am so proud of all I did to replenish the feral empty tree holes & etc. Can I take a write off.

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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Tom, you're such a patriot. -james

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Nice one Ham!!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Still haven't seen a swarm yet! But all four of my hives are doing great so far - they are all up to 4 supers tall, one is 5 tall so I'm happy.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G. Laury View Post
    Sorry bro; but that is not a huge swarm.

    I am so proud of all I did to replenish the feral empty tree holes & etc. Can I take a write off.
    What's up Tom? How ya been man? Thank You for your service. Do me a favor, go down the road and kick Jarrett in the nads for me.

    I need to come to CA and have some Drone Brood and light Honey!
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    Quote Originally Posted by frysl View Post
    Still haven't seen a swarm yet! But all four of my hives are doing great so far - they are all up to 4 supers tall, one is 5 tall so I'm happy.
    I've had 3 calls this week. Never fails first week of May is gang busters!
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Swarms have been huge this year!

    So THAT'S where all the swarms went! I have hardly had ANY this year, and the wind has been blowing steadily out of the south at 25-35 mph for WEEKS!

    Hambone, I want my swarms back! Please send them back, accompanied by rain!

    Summer

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