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  1. #1
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    Default My First Swarm

    These are pictures of my first swarm ever,they were on a Maple tree that over hung a small city street. A co-worker called me at work at 4:45pm.It was almost 6pm before I finished. I just trimmed the small branches off then cut them off the tree and let them fall into a cardboard box, I will install them as a package tomorrow. I managed to do this and only got stung once, this is also my first time of handling bees of any kind. Hope the pix come through.
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    Default Re: My First Swarm

    That is a dandy swarm for sure!!
    Good job on getting them put up, a real confidence booster for first time ever handling bees too!!

    uuuhh looks like you need a taller truck LOL!

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    Default Re: My First Swarm

    Real nice looking swarm for sure. Good catch. Keep us posted.

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    Default Re: My First Swarm

    Nice! and how convenient you could pull right up under it. Let us know haw it does!

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    Default Re: My First Swarm

    Well, I housed them this morning and they wern't exactly happy. Boy did I learn something about how to get them out of a box for the future.Hope I set them up okay, gave them about a qt. of syrup,pollen patty, and water close by. Did I miss anything. We have several fruit trees in bloom along with maples,lilac, purple mustard etc.. It's in the lower 60's and they are buzzing around so I hope all will be fine.Thanks to all of you for you encourgement and advice, it helps.

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