It finally warmed up and I caught A SWARM

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by jb63, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    [​IMG] This was about a #2.5 swarm my friend called and said come and get-em.
     
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    [​IMG] 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!
    :thumbsup: :yahoo: :clapping::Dancing:

    Neat idea for a "hive" stand! If a guy made a long one up for a half dozen nucs, no bending! :thumbsup:
     
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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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    [​IMG] My swarm trap after 3 days.
     
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    Did you catch a swarm or are those just curious bees checking things out?
     
  9. jb63

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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.:thumbsup:
     
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    swarm@ Bierleys 002.jpg 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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    swarm@ Bierleys 007.jpg swarm@ Bierleys 006.jpg It's not quite deadliest catch, but it is additive for sure.:thumbsup:
     
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    Wow! way to go. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
     
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    There's NOTHING else in beekeeping like the pure enjoyment of catching a swarm.:thumbsup:
     
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    A friend called last night about 7with a swarm Newberg Kerry swarm 005.jpg in Newberg, it was dusk when I shook-em so I left the equipment there. Newberg Kerry swarm 003.jpg Newberg Kerry swarm 004.jpg
     
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    [​IMG] I caught one in a swarm trap today.
     
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    JB, you'rer on your way. The next one is just a matter of time. :thumbsup:
     
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    [​IMG] Hived another one last night.
     
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    [​IMG] We didn't even have to shake them,they just walked right on in.Easy as pie...............mm pie.