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  1. #1
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    Default Hiving another swarm

    Sheesh, I'm doing something wrong and they keep leaving me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHghsnAH_Q
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Hiving another swarm

    Hi Berry


    From the video you have the swarm trap upside down, small hole on top, large hole in the bottom.

    If I was looking at it, for a home for me. I would say it neads a new roof. and the large hole in bottom would make it hard to defend.



    And when I hive a swarm, I cover them up wright away.

    Becuse after being put in the hive they check out there new home, if it has a hole in the roof, I would not stay.

    They only know what is, not what you are going to do.

    Paul
    Paul 15 years 15 hives TF

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hiving another swarm

    Thanks, Paul. Yes, I know the trap is upside down. In fact, if you look at the vid you'll see I point that out at 0:32. They were already clustering on the fence at the post and the trap was sitting with other gear about 6 ft. away so I just flipped it upside down on the post because it was handy, still had lemongrass scent in it, and I figured it would slow them from moving on. As you can see, it worked.

    I leave the outer cover and the inner open a couple of inches until they settle down. As long as they're fanning like crazy on the edge of the box I leave them alone to disburse pheromone. When they seem to cease and I don't see that Nasonov gland exposed I button 'em up.
    Last edited by Barry Digman; 04-10-2014 at 04:40 PM.
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