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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm Trap Deadout

    All,

    The two photos show the combs of a deadout I cleaned out of a swarm trap yesterday evening. I can't really find a cause of death, but there was a lot of moisture in the box. My intentions were to leave them alone for the winter, since they swarmed so late.

    Please notice how nice and even the combs are. I didn't have any frames at the time, so I put top bars with triangle wedges in the box. There wasn't a single cross or brace comb.
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    John Sampson-Tucker County, WV
    14 hives - All cutouts and swarms

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    Well, it's unfortunate that you lost this swarm, but you got some ncie comb out of the deal. thats worth something right there.

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    That is beautiful comb.
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    Looks like they starved. No honey or pollen best I can tell. I would leave it the way it is and hang it back up. Time for round two, good luck.

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Bees View Post
    Looks like they starved. No honey or pollen best I can tell. I would leave it the way it is and hang it back up. Time for round two, good luck.
    There is about 25 pounds of honey that I will be harvesting and plenty of pollen. I did put the box back up. Robber bees were all over the honey combs before I placed them in a container, so I might get lucky again.
    John Sampson-Tucker County, WV
    14 hives - All cutouts and swarms

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    I would get a clear box and put that whole set up in it for display.

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    Default Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    Wow that's beautiful. I'm sorry they died.

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