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  1. #1
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    It finally warmed up and I caught A SWARM

    This was about a #2.5 swarm my friend called and said come and get-em.


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    I forgot to take a pic before, so this is what was left on the branch after I shook them.A half hour later they had all found their way into their new home.Tonight they get to go for a ride in the Isuzu box van.


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    Alright!


    Neat idea for a "hive" stand! If a guy made a long one up for a half dozen nucs, no bending!


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    Good deal!! Nothing like catching a swarm, especially the first one of the season.

    That is a dandy hive stand, might make one of those up to use doing cut outs.

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    I coppied it from a Target tile saw stand.You can add a sink hole cutout and it's a table.

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    My swarm trap after 3 days.

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    Did you catch a swarm or are those just curious bees checking things out?

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    Yes, it's a swarm.Last year I caught 4 or5 in that same spot.I put a screw in the grout joint and just kept trading traps out till july.

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    Here we've been dry for about a month. It's refreshing to see that beautiful fresh Oregon green. Congrats on your swarm catching successes.
    Proud member of the Beekeeping Forums,
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    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	3752 My neighbor down the road let me put a trap at his house,it helps that he has a bee tree in his front yard.

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    Right on! It's becoming one of my favorite things to do for sure...

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ID:	3754It's not quite deadliest catch, but it is additive for sure.

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    Wow! way to go. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
    Bamabww (Wayne)

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    There's NOTHING else in beekeeping like the pure enjoyment of catching a swarm.

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