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    Maybe...

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    Same tree June 30 last year.

    Same tree June 30 last year.
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    Great video... That lizard was like what the...

    Great video... That lizard was like what the hell! I keep 1/2" hardware cloth at entry to keep birds out.
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    They actually all fit! Picked it up I'll last...

    They actually all fit! Picked it up I'll last night. Will hive them this afternoon if this rain ever stops!!
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    Awesome swarm video 5/1 Morrow Ohio

    https://youtu.be/ogDjWjUv3JI
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    Awesome swarm video 5/1 Morrow Ohio...

    Awesome swarm video 5/1 Morrow Ohio https://youtu.be/ogDjWjUv3JI
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    Re: What is up with this swarm?

    Sorry. Phone died while shooting pics. If you zoom in you can see the hairless black coloration on them.
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    Re: What is up with this swarm?

    With catching close to 30 swarms this year and dozens previous I believe I have some feral stock. These just aren't right. Did a little research and there is a chronic bee paralysis virus.

    While...
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    What is up with this swarm?

    It is queenless. I gave the hive a frame of brood with a queen cell on it about a week ago. I didn't notice the real dark coloration at that point. I was checking swarms today and noticed the bees...
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    Re: Ohio

    Blanchester, Morrow, and Lebanon. 8 frame deep traps with swarm commander. Pushing 30 swarms.
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    Re: Ohio

    Miamiville 45147 and Blanchester 45107. traps with swarm commander and a frame of comb. The Blanchester trap has been set for a month.
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    Re: Capped early?

    Must be it. I assume those could hatch earlier now too. I will take a look tomorrow when I reconfigure with the queen right. Thanks for your guys input!
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    Re: Capped early?

    I was trying to make sure. I was seeing eggs and was selecting the smallest hatchlings I could find. It was my understanding if they were too old they wouldn't raise them into queens queens​. I was...
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    Capped early?

    We did our first grafts Sunday. Put them in a very strong cell builder. I'm following Palmer cell building or at least trying. Per the schedule I checked them yesterday. Quite a few were being drawn....
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    45152 Morrow 3rd one off of this tree. Swarm trap.
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    Re: Ohio

    #16 and #17

    45370 Spring Valley very large swarm in tree. Close to friends hives. They let me shake it since they have already caught quite a few swarms.

    45152 Morrow. Swarm in trap in our...
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    Re: Ohio

    45036 Lebanon. Three at one location. Was a good spot last year too. One more at another location. Already caught one on this tree last week.
  18. Re: Is this swarm from the Pyramids of Egypt or did they study geometry?

    I've had similar situation last year and had to add an 8 frame medium to the top of the 8 frame deep. They did move in at that point. One of my best hives now.
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    Re: Swarm Traps

    Hey phikap. There's a lot of research out there and the 8 frame deep is a typical volume. I have had swarms too big for all to enter and had to add a medium with frames to the top. Most swarm...
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    Re: Swarm Traps

    Hey phikap. What are using to bait. I use swarm commander, a frame of old comb, and most have some old melted comb painted on the inside of lid or bottom. Local is important too. Edge of treeline...
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    45152 Morrow. Second trapped Swarm on this tree. Swarm commander 8 frame deep trap.
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    Re: Swarm Traps

    See if this helps. I did a talk a couple months back at a bee symposium. I passed these out. I'm batting over 500 this year.

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    Re: Ohio

    45152 and 45036 Morrow and Lebanon. #10 and #11. Swarm commander.
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    Re: Ohio

    Lebanon 45036 four more in traps baited with swarm commander. 32687
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    Re: Ohio

    45150 Mount Repose. 5lber at least. Swarmed from a bee tree .
    I have a Hogan trap there.32462
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