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  1. #1
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    Default Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    We spotted a bunch of scouting activity around one of our bait boxes and setup a camera filming continuously. I went through the video and here are the 20min where the swarm actually showed up and moved in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY7Cav2Gw00

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    That is really cool--thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    Nice job

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    My sense of wonder and amazement never quit. I know this happens all of the time, but to see it take place is a treat. Thanks!
    Pete. New 2013, 7 hives, zone 6a
    To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    It is interesting to see your video and compare it with the few recollections I have of witnessing similar events. This way I can learn that though the process is similar, there can be variations on how it is executed.

    I've seen this happen only three other times (that I can remember), the most memorable was where the swarm was landing on the top, outside of the swarm trap box, but before they completed clustering, they began entering the box at it's traditional bottom entrance (this was before I started using upper entrances), and by the time the remaining bees had arrived and landed, they had nearly all gone inside. At one point there was, what appeared to be an urgent, mad rush to get inside, and in two or three minutes the bulk of the entire swarm had managed to push and shove their way inside.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    good job on both videos.

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    Very, very good. Thanks for sharing.
    I have never seen more bees fanning!
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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    Great videos, both of you! I can't wait until I get a chance to capture something like that!

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    Quote Originally Posted by DRAKOS View Post
    Both videos were great. Drakos, what is the purpose of the black drop cloth around the hive? Nice grab!

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    Default Re: Filmed the swarm moving into the box

    It is not a cloth, it is a black carbage bag, I put the trap inside it, because it is made from scrap wood, and if it rains it will be no more trap. he he he.

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