Heavy Scouting

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Jacobs
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Heavy Scouting

Post by Jacobs » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:28 pm

I went out this evening to the sight and sound of louder than normal bees exploring supers of old comb I plan to cycle out of use. Given the 2 move-in swarms I have had come to stacks of supers with a rotted corner, I deliberately set up a stack of 5 mediums with old comb and a telescoping top. The rotted corner super is the 2nd from the bottom. I took a very small sealing bag, put a squirt of swarm commander in it along with a bent q-tip. I sealed it, poked a few pin holes in it, and put it on top of frames away from the opening, but on the same level. I did this 2 days ago. I don't know if the final vote will be for this location, but the activity started early this evening and I hope it will build in the morning.

Time will tell (and so will I if anything happens).

Jacobs
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Re: Heavy Scouting

Post by Jacobs » Tue May 07, 2019 6:23 am

It doesn't look like I was able to close the sale--activity slowed about a day after I posted.

DuaneB
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Re: Heavy Scouting

Post by DuaneB » Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 pm

Bummer!

Jacobs
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Re: Heavy Scouting

Post by Jacobs » Sun May 12, 2019 3:16 pm

Activity really picked up this morning, and it looks like I made the sale this time. I'll post in the Swarms category.

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