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  1. #241
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    3 more in the past week things are looking good!!!

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    After 4 years of trying I caught my 1st. Came sometime over the weekend and I moved it last night. I put a new trap in the same spot.

    Montoursville PA.

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    Yes good deal by putting one back in same spot. I got two big swarms in same spot. It must moved in within two days after setting new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmaster50 View Post
    Yes good deal by putting one back in same spot. I got two big swarms in same spot. It must moved in within two days after setting new one.
    I had lots of activity then nothing. I think the grounds crew may have done something. Disturbed it at a minimum or sprayed it.

    I took it down last weekend. I was recently given some old 10-frame boxes that I'm going to make swarm traps with. I wonder if it too late to put them out this year? This thread seems to have gone dead compared to most years.

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    Ya not sure why nobody post swarms here in pa anymore. This has been a booming year for me. I’m over 20 for this year.. I got one I’m calling the 40 pounder! Had two boxes in same place ( 100 yards) apart knew I had swarm in the one box went to pick it up about 8 days later and other one had one in it. Thought I didn’t take rock off top but I did. Weighed it when got home 40# in less than 8 days! Had to put second deep on right away. Biggest one for me. That was third one from that spot!

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    For me it was helpful posting swarms when it was combined because you could watch the swarms coming North. Now I don't have a litmus as to when to expect them. In the past month I've caught 2 swarms, had 2 small swarms leave from my hives as I was rearing queens and I think 2 came from cells that I cut out that had 2 queens. Swarms were very small though but still viable. Perhaps softball size or slightly more. The 2 I caught, one was descent size filling an 8 frame box while the second was much smaller perhaps filling a 4 frame nuc in size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmaster50 View Post
    Ya not sure why nobody post swarms here in pa anymore. This has been a booming year for me. Iím over 20 for this year.. I got one Iím calling the 40 pounder! Had two boxes in same place ( 100 yards) apart knew I had swarm in the one box went to pick it up about 8 days later and other one had one in it. Thought I didnít take rock off top but I did. Weighed it when got home 40# in less than 8 days! Had to put second deep on right away. Biggest one for me. That was third one from that spot!
    I'm in my 5th year of bee keeping didn't even set swarm traps this year. Been spitting hives and grafting queens . Trying to keep up too farming and taking care of the bees keeps me humping. Glad to see you are kicking butt on the swarms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    I had lots of activity then nothing. I think the grounds crew may have done something. Disturbed it at a minimum or sprayed it.

    I took it down last weekend. I was recently given some old 10-frame boxes that I'm going to make swarm traps with. I wonder if it too late to put them out this year? This thread seems to have gone dead compared to most years.
    I put the 10 frame boxes out this week between monsoon rains. I'll let 'em ride until mid/late July.

  10. #249
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    Caught a big one in the same location as 1st in one of the old & beat up boxes I was given. Came during last weekend (6/21-6/23), Montoursville.

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