Swarm-4/28/18

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Jacobs
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Swarm-4/28/18

Post by Jacobs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:27 pm

I got a call late this afternoon about a swarm a little bigger than a softball 10 feet up in a tree. I shook them into my swarm bucket and saw the queen on the outside of the bucket top. She flew back up to the tree and I got her by hand and put her in the bucket. I hived them in a 5 frame medium nuc with room to spare.

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Re: Swarm-4/28/18

Post by mike91553 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:32 am

On a swarm that small could that be a queen taking a rest stop back from her mating flight?

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Re: Swarm-4/28/18

Post by Jacobs » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:40 am

That thought never occurred to me, but it did look like scouts were flying out and back to the cluster. It was behaving like a swarm in search of a home.

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