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First swarm removal of 2021
« on: February 15, 2021, 01:41:13 pm »
Got my first call of 2021 today for a swarm removal. Very gentle bee's. No stings. They behaved and marched right into a deep box.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 10:52:16 pm »
Hey that was a pretty nice one!

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 09:17:42 am »
Thanks,

Checking today after it warms up a but to see if there was/is a queen.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 09:33:32 am »
Its warmer today and the bees are flying, orienting and bringing in pollen. I found a queen and got her in a clip for a picture but the clip didn't close all the way and she walked back into the box. Good thing I laid it on the frames. I decided to not stress them anymore and just closed the hive back up. They are cleaning, fixing and polishing the old comb I gave them but she hasn't started laying yet. They are at 72 hours today. Anyone know how long it takes a swarmed queen to ramp back up?

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 08:42:31 am »
Depends on several factors.  Given that she's probably mated and this likely wasn't a cast swarm it can be anywhere from a couple of days to a week.  She's pretty much only limited by how soon the workers have places prepared for her to lay.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 08:43:03 am »
Thanks, I gave them drawn comb and they were cleaning it up so I am hoping she will be laying soon.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 08:35:17 am »
Got m first cutout on Tuesday, under a shed floor. Like yours, easy-peasy removal. Nice bees, not angry at all.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 09:13:37 pm »
I just did one this past Tuesday.  Spent six or seven hours sitting on the toilet to get it.  I'll explain in the video.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2021, 09:20:33 pm »
I just did one this past Tuesday.  Spent six or seven hours sitting on the toilet to get it.  I'll explain in the video.
Oh Lordy....... :o ....... ;D

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2021, 06:49:08 am »
The swarm I caught is loaded with brood and they are exploding.

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Re: First swarm removal of 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2021, 09:42:28 pm »
I've been in bees all day down here.  They are really starting to kick.  Only one colony had queen cells though.