Little different trapping

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  1. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Got 6 out today. Now just need a swarm.
     
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  2. gds

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    Good luck Nock . I've never had much luck catching swarms in a swarm box , keep us informed . Maybe you can teach me how to do it successfully . I just watch for the bees to swarm on a tree limb and squirrel up the tree and get them . If there too high I just shoot the limb off and get the swarm when they settle on a lower limb . Two years ago my bees swarmed sixteen times and most of them went too high for me to climb up and catch them , by the end of the summer a lot of my trees were looking pretty bad from all the missing limbs .
     
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  3. wolverine1

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    With the mild winter and early spring it won't be long Nock! I have two booming hives that overwintered well and I will be splitting them this week as long as drones are flying...
     
  4. Nock

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    I got 13 out. Plan on checking and rebaiting this week. I have one in my yard and it was getting checked out by scouts over the weekend.
     
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  5. Nock

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    There have been some reports in Tennessee already.
     
  6. kyoutdoorsman

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    What do you bait them with, do you sell honey
     
  7. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    This and some old brood comb.
     
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  8. wolverine1

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    Yep, Swarm Commander.....
    I also just use plain lemongrass oil....


    Made a couple splits the other day, one more yesterday.
     
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  9. Nock

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    Had one moving in today.
     
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  11. WETWADERS

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    I tried to avoid splitting my hives this year by adding supers early in March, hoping to give them room. WRONG!!! My yard is looking like a dysfunctional nuc garage sale. What was five hives is now nine, and should've been ten, but I got home late one day and that one flew before I could get suited up. Even so, with the main flow just getting started, I think I'll still manage a crop. On the bright side, of the five swarms, the highest was seven feet.
     
  12. Nock

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    It was a good one. Probably 5-6#.
    Caught one yesterday off a fire hydrant at a plant. 3-4#
     
  13. Nock

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    You only run nucs?
     
  14. WETWADERS

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    Nah, I run double deeps. But I've gathered up every nuc box and swarm trap I have to house these swarms. I got #6 and 7 yesterday after i posted. One of those was a swarm I caught last Friday. It flew around the trees for about 20 minutes and lit on a post behind it's old nuc box it just flew from. They didn't go in as of dark. Crazy year for me.
     
  15. Feedman

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    Those bee swarms give me the Hebbie jeebies
     

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