5-23-2010 - Two swarm calls

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Bens-Bees, May 23, 2010.

  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Well I was planning to harvest some honey today, but as soon as I awoke I had a swarm call in Jefferson City. Collected a small (softball sized) swarm off a deer statue. On my way back, got another swarm call in Maryville, this time a medium swarm (volleyball sized) on a low bush, got that one too. After that it was time for me to move 4 hives up to a new outyard up North a ways. It's been a long day.

    Took 2 stings through the clothes from one of the hives I moved... they seemed really hot when they arrived. Hope the queen didn't get squished in the move... it was quite a ride for them, the trailer bounced around quite a bit and it was quite a ways away.