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Offline JackM

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Hey cool, lucky me.
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:57:49 pm »
Cool beans, my donor hive for my split, just swarmed a few hours ago.  Apparently they went directly to my bait hive about 20 feet away!  The wife told me she saw bunches of bees flying around in the hive area.  So, expecting to find a ball somewhere, I went looking but never found one.  Came back to the hive area and the bait hive had some activity outside and yesterday it didn't.  Put my hear to the hive and the sweetest hum came from it.  :)

I just used lemongrass oil and old comb.  And the other hive I was wondering why all the drones were around, seems to have solved it's own problem, it was kicking out drones today. 

We have had such crap weather, no warm days until yesterday and today.  Expected them to possibly swarm this spell of warm nice weather.  Makes one feel good to understand the whole shebang.  Probably been 5 or 6 years of experience to learn when to expect to be surprised.
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Offline Acebird

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Re: Hey cool, lucky me.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 08:52:56 pm »
Catching your own swarms is a lifetime process.  It's like swatting mosquitos.
Brian Cardinal
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Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: Hey cool, lucky me.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 09:51:47 pm »
Congratulations Jack. That is the easy way to do a split.
Jim
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