Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!
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    Default Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!

    Much to my surprise, I had three different swarms land in my front yard this week! I stack empty equipment sometimes with old comb in it around the edges of my yard and every year it draws swarms, but I've never gotten 3 in one week!

    I decided to write up a blog post on luring swarms and why I think I have had so much success.

    http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com/how-t...swarm-of-bees/

    I know it's still winter for most of you. Sorry to be cruel, but I hope it gets you dreaming of swarms.
    Last edited by Barry; 02-28-2016 at 05:10 PM.
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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    Default Re: Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!

    Congratulations on the swarm catches! Two in one day is my record.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

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    Default Re: Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!

    Two landed in traps in one day or you went out and caught two?
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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    Default Re: Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!

    I wonder where they came from
    Please excuse me, I am now free to go manage & treat ;)
    my ladies the best way I know how.

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    Default Re: Lured 3 swarms in 5 days!

    Those two came from my hives. Saw them swarm and as soon as they clustered I hived them. One was about 11 AM and the next one about 2 pm. They landed about 10 feet apart in different trees, about 8 ft off the ground. I actually thought the second swarm was the first one absconding until I looked at the first swarm's hive and it wasn't reswarming.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

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    Nice catch! These three came from I don't know where because I don't keep active hives at my house, just equipment.
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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