Swarm-8/3/17

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Jacobs
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Swarm-8/3/17

Post by Jacobs » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:48 am

David and I vacuumed this small swarm off the sidewalk beside Latham Park this morning. We spotted the queen and put her in a clip before we started vacuuming. My estimate is softball size and a little bit more. They are in a nuc with a few drawn frames, a jar feeder through the inner cover, and a nuc robber screen. No small hive that is being fed will survive the "interest" shown by the other bees without a robber screen. I will release the queen tomorrow morning and add the remaining frames to make a total of five.
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Jacobs
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Re: Swarm-8/3/17

Post by Jacobs » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 am

The queen is laying so I will be looking to boost with brood and feed.

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