Swarm-5/30/19

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Jacobs
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Swarm-5/30/19

Post by Jacobs » Fri May 31, 2019 5:12 am

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This softball+ sized swarm showed up at my house around 6:00 pm. Swarm commander got them to the bait hive, but they weren't going in. I brought a nuc and a few frames of old comb over to them. As they walked onto the comb, I spotted an unmarked queen and got her into a catcher clip. Later this morning I plan on giving them a frame of brood from another hive to help anchor them and will give them a day with the brood frame before releasing the queen. I only have 1 hive with an unmarked queen at the house, and these definitely did not come out of it.

DuaneB
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Re: Swarm-5/30/19

Post by DuaneB » Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 pm

Nice.

We decided we want 12 hives. We are +2. Hoping to sell them. All My nuc's are now in 10-frame boxes.

Duane

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