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Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    sweet hive in a box about the size of a deep brood box, as I banded brood I set the frames back in the box in the ground and they covered the frames in bees, was a neat trick to catch alot of them, 4 good frames of brood and I finally found the queen still in the box in the ground, bees were very gentle to the point after the 1st five minutes the smoker went back to the truck.
     

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  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    nice swarm catch :wink:
     

  3. PerryBee

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    :coolphotos::clapping:
     
  4. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    shot of the queen I found in the box in the ground.
     

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  5. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    At first i thought that was an underground swarm trap box, set in the ground on purpose!
    Hey, so much for the advice on setting swarm traps 15 feet up in a tree, huh?
    Looks like a wonderful easy catch! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure beats using a ladder.
     
  7. Omie

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    That's a good little trick to remember! :goodpost: :coolphotos:
     
  8. PerryBee

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    I just learned something good too! :thumbsup:
     
  9. G3farms

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    It will work with a swarm also, you can use a frame of foundation or drawn comb and they will march right over to it.
     
  10. JUDELT

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    neat one, never would have thought to look in the ground!
     
  11. ApisBees

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    Nice size swarm thanks again for posting.
     
  12. blueblood

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    Nice pics! Seems like there are several low to the ground swarms down there.
     
  13. ApisBees

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    Maybe the Florida honey bee got crossed with the bumble bee, cause that is the only bee coming out of the ground up here. Like you stated in other threads not as many places for them to find to nest up high. With the tropical storms and hurricanes, a tree that was rotten and hollow in the center wouldn't survive. And with the number of swarms down there with the longer season any sheltered spot will be attractive. I hope your not sealing them up so other swarms can't find and use them.
     
  14. Bees In Miami

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    Nice find indeed!! I wish I'd get a few calls for swarms down that low! :lol: I sent you a PM a few days ago. Keep up the nice work, and great posts. Thanks!