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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Here is a video of a swarm arriving on one of my traps, last Saturday, a warm still day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_qqRGrMRg

    Richard

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Pretty sure those are some of Charlie's bees. Guess he's not the swarm control master he thought he was.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    To see the queen moving on the swarm like that was very interesting.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Very nice, a little far to be Charleys bees. Even a little too far to be mine.
    Dan

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Very nice, a little far to be Charleys bees. Even a little too far to be mine.
    Okay Dan, these ones are probably yours, in Pleasant Hill !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpdJ-I6NX8

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Hey, I recognize that marked queen, those are my bees. Post your phone number, I want to come over tomorrow and pick them up.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Hey, I recognize that marked queen, those are my bees. Post your phone number, I want to come over tomorrow and pick them up.
    No wonder the queen was half dead on the road having flown from San Mateo. I asked them and they said they had their reasons for leaving and they are not going back!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Swarm arrives on a Trap

    I have been trying to lure in a marked queen for 20 years, no such luck yet.

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