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First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« on: March 17, 2015, 08:45:17 pm »
Here are 2 videos my wife took this evening.
We were working in a large hive that had lots of open and capped queen cells. We did not see the queen. We made 3 hives and a nuc from it.  We were almost done when my wife Judy looked up at the swarm trap and saw the swarm on it.
It must have swarmed before we opened up the hive.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1623249361237602

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1623260391236499

Hope you enjoy it.
Jim

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 09:33:43 pm »
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I am guessing since I don't have a face book account or for some other reason, your vidios wouldn't come up.  Congratulation for not losing them. 
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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 09:46:36 pm »
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I am guessing since I don't have a face book account or for some other reason, your vidios wouldn't come up.  Congratulation for not losing them. 
gww
Thanks GWW.
Sorry about not being able to view it.
I do not have a face book account and I checked it with this IPad and it worked. My wife has the Facebook account that was used to store the video.
Jim

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 11:12:18 pm »
I don't do facebook either, gww, and they won't let me look at it...   :cry:

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 12:04:05 am »
Is anyone able to view the videos?
Jim

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 06:52:48 am »
I can't view it either. I don't have a Facebook account though.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 06:34:58 pm »
I do have a facebook account but it comes up with:

The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

My guess is that it has something to do with your privacy settings.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 09:48:46 pm »
OK, I will try to change the settings.
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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 09:50:42 pm »
I have a facebook account also and get the same message.
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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 12:59:26 am »
Well, the videos are on my wife's phone. It will be next week before she gets back and then I will put a copy on utube so that everyone can see them.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 03:06:25 am »
Awesome. Be looking forward to it. Congrads

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 10:44:18 pm »
 Ok, I here are 2 utube links and a before picture:

http://instagram.com/p/0l56vauyB9/





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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 09:09:07 am »
Very nice
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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 07:26:27 pm »
Thats cool. That looks like a fun surprise.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 10:20:11 pm »
Thanks GWW and Rookie.
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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 10:49:00 am »
Thanks for sharing. Looks like lots of fun. I hope to be deploying several swarm traps around the county next week.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 10:58:49 pm »
No problem. Good luck. Use some lemongrass oil and if you have it, use one old comb and leave the rest of the frames empty. No foundation. The bees measure the space and the foundation makes it look smaller than it is.
Jim

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 10:37:15 pm »
Nicely done.
I hope I am as fortunate.
Plan to put up a few in the next few weeks.

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 11:30:23 pm »
Thanks, be sure to add a Q-tip with lemon grass oil on it and if you happen to have any dead queens, put them in a small jar of alcohol. Dip the other end of the Q-tip in the alcohol and place it in a sealed baggie. Place the baggie in the bottom of the trap and put 2 drops of lemon grass oil on top of a frame. I hang them on rope with pulleys to pull them high into a tree.
Jim

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Re: First swarm caught in our swarm trap for 2015
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2015, 10:02:43 am »
Nice swarm catch Jim. Not sure how I missed this post before. Seems your wife is a good sport with the bees too!
 Did you end up with a laying queen ?