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was working out in the yard today and heard that familiar roar as a swarm takes the air. I knew which hive it was coming from before I even turned around because when I was in it last week I saw several frames with queen cups with eggs. I pulled 2 frames with cups and made a nuc. I thought it was too late for them too swarm. we are currently in a dearth. but, they did. I tried to collect them with my pool skimmer first, but most kept going back to the branch, so I had to cut it. I saw the queen on the outside of the box, walking on a pile of bees, then she fell off. when I finally saw her on the ground, she flew up to the top of the box. I stood up in time to see her disappear down the side of a frame in the box. Tree Woody plant Plant Grass Grass family
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Caught a swarm the middle of August last year about the size of a football. Started in a deep nuc, added a couple frames of brood, moved up to 8 frame deep as they grew and built comb. They caught the late flow of golden rod, asters, and swamp sunflowers. Made it through winter and was a gang buster hive this year. Great pictures! Hope your swarm does well.
 
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