3 swarm calls this past weekend

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Fuzzystuff, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Fuzzystuff

    Fuzzystuff New Member

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    I had a call Saturday evening, swarm on a fence. I went and collected bees and it was dark and could not find queen. Got a call from the same lady saying there were more than last night went back with my bee vac that I built this winter; got everything set up and there was the queen crawling over the pile. I quickly caught her and sucked up the bees. Vac worked fantastic; took them home and combined the 2 catches since the first was without a queen. There were not any problems and the queen walked right into the hive. Funny thing was before we even got home I had another call about a swarm across town. I could not make it so I gave her some names to call. She did say the swarm was about the size of 2 basketballs, but I still got about 6lbs from the first house. Now they are talking snow again Wednesday and Thursday I hope they are wrong.


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  2. Fuzzystuff

    Fuzzystuff New Member

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    I just got call #3 from this same house. Tree swarm again not sure if there will be a queen with this one I'm guessing no so I will have to scramble.
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Better find an extra be yard as well! :shock: :thumbsup: :lol:
     
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    Crofter New Member

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    Dang! I have to drive 350 miles each way to get bees and dig deep in my wallet!
     
  5. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    No kidding, awesome luck you are having there...
     
  6. Fuzzystuff

    Fuzzystuff New Member

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    No queen with this group so blending them with another hive.