Forest Lane Swarm

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by junkhound, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. junkhound

    junkhound New Member

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    Got a call from a condo manager fri. night about a swarm. It was almost dark and I was an hour away so I told him that it would be in the morning. When I got there at 7:30 this is what they had.
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    So i set up a couple of ladders and raked them down into a NUC.
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    The weather was foggy and the bees were a little pissy. It had me concerened that they could be a little AHB.
    I must have raked the queen down with the first big handfull because all that fell went down in the nuc.
    I set the nuc on top of the ladders, against the building and started to get a march from the ones that was left.
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    I had to do a little smoking on some of the stubborn ones since I could'nt leave the nuc, But did'nt leave over a dozen bees since they had not started flying for the morning
    The HOA said they would pay me for my fuel and we left with a swarm.

    This morning about 1/3 of the bees were bearded on the front of the hive and I decided that it was to many for a nuc, so I moved them into a 10 frame deep with an inner cover, 2 quarts of 1 to 1 on top with an empty deep. They were very gentle when they were transfered so it relieved my tensions about aggresiveness.

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    Sorry this is so long but I wanted to show and tell the whole story.

    junkhound
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Thanks for the pics!!

    Nice catch, just love to see them marching into a hive. :thumbsup:
     

  3. Indiana Dave

    Indiana Dave New Member

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    Great story. Glad to see everything worked out well for you! Good pics, BTW.
     
  4. junkhound

    junkhound New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. My Wife took the pictures.

    junkhound
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Well done :thumbsup:
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Very nice, great pics! :thumbsup:
     
  7. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Thanks for sharing.