Home Swarm 4-11-11

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by G3farms, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Was building some screened bottom boards this morning so I could make a split on a very strong hive that I knew was going to swarm. After sawing and thinking for a while I decided to take a break and walk out to the bees, and well, they had already swarmed!! Settled in the old gum tree that is behind my home hives.
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    Put the bucket on the tractor and went to work getting the girls a new home
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    frame full of bees
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    bees fill the air, sweet
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    watching the girls settle in
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    Nice little swarm of about four pounds.
     

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  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    That was a good swarm,glad you got toget them. It's a sinking feeling when you watch them fly way into the wild blue yonder.Looks like the girls are keeping you busy G3. :thumbsup: Jack
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Great pictures, worth thousands of words!
    Thanks.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Good catch....
     
  5. TomHudson

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    Nice photos, too -- Thanks for posting!
     
  6. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Nice!

    I wish I had the downright guts to go get swarms in a t-shirt... but I just know the minute I try that I'll end up covered from head to toe in stings. You are a braver man than I.