Swarm - 4/10/2019

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DuaneB
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Swarm - 4/10/2019

Post by DuaneB » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Found this when I came home. So what are they doing? Are there more bees than can fit inside? They just seem to be hanging aroung.

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Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Post by Wally » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Whatever they are doing, I would take them down and put them in a hive or nuc.

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Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Post by DuaneB » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi Wally,

I looks like some of them are going in and some are coming out. Like there isn't enough room. That box is about 8 feet up that tree. Can I put a ladder next to the trap, pop the top, and look inside? Or will that irritate them?

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Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Post by Wally » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:23 am

I don't know what you CAN do, I just said what I WOULD do.
It is only going to get heavier and harder to handle as it stays there longer.

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Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Post by Jacobs » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:20 am

I'll be heading over in a few minutes with the bee vacuum. Suck up the hangers on, bring down the box and put them all in a hive--that's my first thought.

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