Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by G3farms, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Was heading into Knoxville to start getting my daughters dorm room cleaned out when I got a swarm call at the Valarium again. I was only minutes away and just happen to have a big box oil came in that I had made into a swarm catching box.

    Pretty good sized swarm on the side of the wall in the patio area again. Had to borrow some duct tape and a couple of ladders. The band that was playing tonight had to hurry up and get their gear inside so I could go to work. Scooped the off of the wall and put them into the box and just in the nick of time, it came a huge thunder boomer and gully washer. I guess the gals were just glad to have a dry spot to get into. No time to look for the queen either.

    I did not have my camera but several folks did take pics and said they would send them to me, we'll see.

    Think I will take a swarm box and stick it on the roof of the building
     
  2. Bens-Bees

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    Wow, guess that first queen left some good QMP and QRP behind.
     

  3. G3farms

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    [attachment=4:24w3twng]001.JPG[/attachment:24w3twng]
    nothing fancy to catch a swarm in, just an old oil box that I did put some #8 wire mesh on the sides for ventilation.

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    Just a shot of the home yard, five swarms so far for me.

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    just over night they had built a small patch of comb, this just goes to show when they swarm they are in comb building mode!!

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    A good solid 3 to 3 1/2 pound swarm for sure.

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    A pic of the swarm the owner of the building took.
     

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  4. Mama Beek

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    well G3, you know how the saying goes.... recycle, reduce, reuse... :D congratulations on the swarm catchin' :thumbsup:
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fHdtWmGSdw


    I did it, I did it!! I am so proud of myself.......you just don't know how long it took to get a video to post on here :yahoo:

    sorry for the blurriness at the last of it but the camera was set on macro, and don't ask about my you tube name :lol: :lol:
     
  6. charmd2

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    i am ready for swarms to start here. and hoping it is better than last year. only got two last year. ;(
     
  7. rast

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    Congrats G3 :thumbsup:. Not on the queen, but on the video.
     
  8. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    G3, Thank You! :goodpost:

    Walt