Type: Posts; User: SHAWHANBEEK
Same tree June 30 last year.
Great video... That lizard was like what the hell! I keep 1/2" hardware cloth at entry to keep birds out.
They actually all fit! Picked it up I'll last night. Will hive them this afternoon if this rain ever stops!!
Awesome swarm video 5/1 Morrow Ohio https://youtu.be/ogDjWjUv3JI
Sorry. Phone died while shooting pics. If you zoom in you can see the hairless black coloration on them.
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.
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...
Blanchester, Morrow, and Lebanon. 8 frame deep traps with swarm commander. Pushing 30 swarms.
Miamiville 45147 and Blanchester 45107. traps with swarm commander and a frame of comb. The Blanchester trap has been set for a month.
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!
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...
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....
45152 Morrow 3rd one off of this tree. Swarm trap.
#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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
45152 Morrow. Second trapped Swarm on this tree. Swarm commander 8 frame deep trap.
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.
45152 and 45036 Morrow and Lebanon. #10 and #11. Swarm commander.
Lebanon 45036 four more in traps baited with swarm commander. 32687
45150 Mount Repose. 5lber at least. Swarmed from a bee tree .
I have a Hogan trap there.32462