First swarm of the year-3/8/17

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Wally
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First swarm of the year-3/8/17

Post by Wally » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Keith and I went over to Staley and caught a swarm this afternoon. 6 foot pine tree, about a 3 lb. swarm. Just bent the tree over and shook them in the hive.
Wish they were all that easy.

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Re: First swarm of the year-3/8/17

Post by Martym » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:57 pm

I seen some pictures ...nice! Wally how do you think the colder weather coming in will effect the swarming behavior of the bees.

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Re: First swarm of the year-3/8/17

Post by Wally » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:07 am

I don't think it will affect it at all other than on mating flight days. If it's too cold when the replacement queen needs to fly, she won't get mated and the hive will die.

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