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  1. #1
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    Default Check out this swarm I caught

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=2&theater

    Caught two swarms yesterday. This one was the easiest on I have ever caught. They just marched right in.

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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Nice. I wish they were all that way.

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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Very nice, haven't caught one like that since the mid 80's!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    This was the biggest swarm I have ever caught, they filled up a deep and almost a medium. It is also the earliest time of year I have caught a swarm. I caught two yesterday almost a full month ahead of any others I have caught.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Nice!

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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Outstanding....Congrats!!

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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Very nice!

    My first swarm catch was last spring, and the cluster completely filled a nuc box -- in fact, if the screened bottom hadn't sagged almost out (which I did not notice until I hived them a couple days later) they would not have fit. Musta been six pounds of bees.

    A buddy caught one that weight 9 pounds, filled a deep.

    Not that many swarms, but boy they were huge.

    Mine was dead easy. They were in a shrub, so we just opened up the nuc box, pulled a couple frames, and cut the branch they were hanging on free. They flew right in, and very shortly the rest of them marched right in. Six or seven bees on the landing board fanning away, with a big cloud of them orienting as it got dark. Quite a show, the homeowners got a real kick out of it. Thankfully they were quite calm bees, and stayed that way all year.

    My other swarm a friend caught for me was the opposite -- cranky all the time.

    Peter

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    I can't seem to view the pic. Is it still available?

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Yes, it seems to still be working.
    Here's another link.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=2&theater

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Ed,
    That is what I was thinking, mild winter, no brood break.
    Drew
    "Nature does nothing uselessly." Aristotle

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    You're going to need more boxes

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Check out this swarm I caught

    Still can't view. Not sure why???

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