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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
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    Louisville, ky 40206
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    Default ? about small swarm in Ky in a tree for several day?

    Hello,
    I got a call last evening for a swarm hanging for several days on a 15 Foot high branch (oak)
    Nights are not that warm yet in Louisville KY and my question is: Maybe that 2 pounds swarm does not have a queen and don't know where to go, confused? not even a trace of wax on the branch.
    I was able to vaccum them this morning around 9 am.
    Thanks
    ps: a call swarm at 830 tonight, got the bees off a swing set, that was easy ! But once again a 60 degree night here!
    THANKS
    Jean-Yves

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: ? about small swarm in Ky in a tree for several day?

    Could have been an after swarm.
    You should have the makings of a combine now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Bloomfield,KY
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    Default Re: ? about small swarm in Ky in a tree for several day?

    Sounds like an after swarm. Put them in a five frame nuc and let them build up, if you think it's too small add a frame or two of brood to make them stronger.
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

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