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Thanks for sharing. I have only caught one swarm two years ago (it's still going strong), and it was small at the time. I keep on the lookout for another. Our swarm season doesn't start for another two months.
 

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Busy day:D Nice work! Did you carry the comb down the ladder each time?
 

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Wow, the open air hives are unusual, at least up here. How do they survive that long under their circumstances (rain)? Obviously have been there a while. Their scout bees must have failed "Scouting 101". I take it they are not that unusual in Fl? J
 

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Busy day:D Nice work! Did you carry the comb down the ladder each time?
Yes, I did.....especially all the brood comb I kept.

It got hot and thankfully the maintenance guy brought me two bottles of water.

Then I went to eat lunch at Bill Evans Restaurant and had a WONDERFUL pot roast sandwich before heading back out to pick up
all 3 of these hives at nightfall.
 

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Wow, that open air hive is unusual. How do they survive that long under their circumstances? Obviously have been there a while. Their scout bees must have failed "Scouting 101". J
Well, all I can say is it's Florida. I don't do these types of removals really ever because usually the lift cost and they are too high to bother anyone.
It was very odd that I had two tree colonies in one day.

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