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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Griffin, GA USA
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    Default Swarming season is on!

    Caught a swarm 2 weeks ago. My wife saw a swarm this afternoon, but didn't watch where they went. I didn't see them around anywhere, and really don't have another hive to put any more in.
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2012
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    LaGrange; Oldham County; Kentucky
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    Congrats! Nice!

  3. #3
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    Nov 2009
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    Here too! I'm working on my best swarm season so far. I've caught 8 so far.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2013
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    Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    I'd love to catch a swarm someday after I get my packages going but is there a chance of bringing in decease , mites or anything that will hurt my other bees or are the possibilities slim.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2012
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    Griffin, GA USA
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    Thanks MW! Cool johng! I wanted to catch some in the new trap I bought this last winter, ain't had a chance to use it... 2 hives is plenty for me. There is a neighbor been interested in bees, I might make him an offer, he buy himself a hive and I'll try and catch him some bees!

  6. #6
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    Feb 2011
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    Thanks for sharing the pics,

    Watching the hive march into a hive is great.

    Shane

  7. #7
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    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: Swarming season is on!

    Laketrout I think the chance of bringing something home to your bees is very low. All bees have mites now, most of the other diseases are brood diseases and not normally carried by just the bees. Here in Fl. there is the chance of getting Africanized bees. But, this can be cleared up by requeening.

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