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  1. #1
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    Default swarm time

    Got my first swarm call today, the swarm filled a 5 frame nuc box. The queen even ran across the top of the frames as I was shaking them off the limb.

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    Awesome! Where are you located? I'm crossing my fingers for some swarms.

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    I'm north of you. I got them transferred to a 10 frame deep, there was 8 frames of bee's.

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    Wow! That is a lot of bees! My husband called this afternoon and said someone collected a huge swarm yesterday in a neighboring county. I hope everyone has a successful swarm season!

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    I'm not far from you and I, too, can't wait!

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    Awesome News. I have 10 Swarm Traps set Around the Finger Lakes of NY. This is my first year trying to trap a swarm.

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    Had to add the second deep to them today.

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    I caught a 3 pound swarm on Memorial Day ! We placed it in a Deep super with Drawn-out frames, yet as of Monday she had not started laying yet. The expert at Cornell Dyce Labs said it can be up to 2 weeks if she is a virgin Queen. Should I place a frame with some Queen cells just in Case?

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    Default Re: swarm time

    I had another small swarm that I was going to do that to, when I check before adding the frame, she was laying. So if you have a cell add it to the swarm.

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