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  1. #1
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    Default Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    I actually caught two swarms this weekend...one was on Saturday right next door to me, and I'm not positive they were my bees, but there was about 5 lbs of them. Pictures and video of the simple capture are on my blog.

    The one on Sunday (Mother's Day) went about 10 lbs and was about 20' in the air. I got the chance to use my swarm pole and sit back and speak with several people about bees while we waited for the rest of the swarm to hive themselves. I was on site about 2 hrs total. This video, too, is on my blog.


  2. #2
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    Hudson, WI USA
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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Fun. I like the fact that your neighbors were so laid back about it.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Nice That is a big swarm. I made a swarm pole like that. Just haven't got a chance to use it. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yet

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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Nice job on the pole ....and the catch.

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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Fantastic!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Third swarm capture since Saturday! Here's the video...

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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    That integrated hadle in the water jug is more of a hinderance I believe. I made sure my water jug had no handle whatsoever. The older ones didn't have them.
    No more ladders and so handy.
    Thanks for the videos.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Mothers Day Swarm Using the Swarm Pole!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    That integrated hadle in the water jug is more of a hinderance I believe. I made sure my water jug had no handle whatsoever. The older ones didn't have them.
    No more ladders and so handy.
    If I ever need to hold up the water bottle with one hand and shake a branch with the other, that's about the only way I think that handle will pay off. Other than that, it is useless and increases the amount of shaking you have to do to get the bees out of the jug. I just started chasing swarms this year, so my hat is off to those who posted their swarm pole designs last year...I can't imagine having to climb a ladder to go after a swarm!

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