The 4th swarm in a week..and this one's a real Gimmee

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by crackerbee, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. crackerbee

    crackerbee Member

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    I came home today and found this swarm out in the middle of my backyard(where all my hives are)on a picnic table 30 inches off the ground.I just slipped a bottom board and an empty hive body under them,and with one tap on the table almost all were in the hive,talk about an easy one.:thumbsup:

    After that I shook off the few remaining bees in front of the hive to let the rest crawl in and moved the table away from the area.

    If they stay that will be 3 of the 4 that did,one absconded last week:sad:

    As they say 3 out of 4 ain't bad:thumbsup:


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  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    WOO HOO, I knew you could do it!! and to think, this time last year you didn't even have any bees :lol:
     

  3. rast

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    As they say 3 out of 4 ain't bad:thumbsup: I'll take those odds all day.
    Good Job!
     
  4. jim314

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    That's cool. Were they from one of your hives, or just showed up? I've read that a bee yard will attract swarms, but didn't know if it was true or not.
     
  5. Bsweet

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    Thats sweet, may you get many more like that. Jim
     
  6. Marbees

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    cracker that's great:thumbsup: wish you more easy ones:smile:
     
  7. crackerbee

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    Jim I'm not sure if this swarm or the other 3 were from my hives.I haven't been here when they've swarmed(all four the past week).Iddee told me last year when I thought one of my hives were swarming,and he said it could.ve been just some passerbys that smelled my apiary.
     
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    Nice one. Encouraging to see. Regret I won't be able to even check my hives for a few weeks. Time will come.