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Swarm in a box and cut out
« on: June 07, 2019, 03:58:51 pm »
Well I did 2 more last week and been just Filming .
And the cut out next day booth have been locked up. The swarm has already been moved in to a 5 over 5.

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Re: Swarm in a box and cut out
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 06:46:57 am »
JT,
Nice job.
I don?t know if you have read what I have said about swarms moving into meter boxes but bee careful. Africanized bees prefer ground nesting where as European bees prefer trees. Africanized swarms can bee very calm because they are small. As they get larger, they get more and more defensive.
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Re: Swarm in a box and cut out
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 07:24:33 am »
Yes thanks they all get  re-queened.

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Re: Swarm in a box and cut out
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 07:36:49 am »
How soon do you requeen them?
How well are they at accepting European queens?
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Re: Swarm in a box and cut out
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 03:15:26 pm »
How soon do you requeen them?
How well are they at accepting European queens?
Jim Altmiller
All have re queened, some are combined at end of year,