It is swarm season in Florida!

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by RE Jones, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. RE Jones

    RE Jones New Member

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    Zookeep, get your swarm equipment on stand by.

    I had a swarm come through my bee yard about two weeks ago, and I caught and hived them.

    Yesterday at work, while I was in a meeting, got a call that there was a swarm on a post in one of our plants. By the time I got out of the meeting, a fellow bee keeper had been called about them. When I arrived at the scene, he was putting them in a deep 5 frame nuc. Looked like they covered about three frames.

    Looks like the time has arrived and I am looking forward to it this year. I have enough equipment built that I can take another 5-6 and see if they make it through the winter, if we have one this year.:razz:

    Robert
     
  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    It seems like catching swarms has become a "competitive" sport. Let's hope it always stays friendly---like Robert putting Zookeep on call. :drinks:
     

  3. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    :lol: last thing I need right now is another hive, I have 28 now and end of this month I will be back at beekeeping 1 year, and Im not even counting the 2 trap outs I have going and the 2 removals I still have to do, I have been ready to buy a extractor now 2 times and ended up opting for 10 more boxes and 100 frames and foundation twice, I have 1 hive now 5 nines high and 2 other just about ready for there 5th, but I like EFs idea, FULL CONTACT BEE KEEPING!!!!!(gets his british ww2 helmet back on under his veil and starts wearing his kevlar bee suite) and remember guys anything less then a 30cal is not going to get the job done:grin: