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craigavonb 

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problems with straw skep swarms will not stay lost 3
 

garethbryson 

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I have watched a dvd by Paul Metcalf and when he catches a swarm in a skep he ties a bed sheet around it till he gets it to the hive he wants to put it into. He then unties it and shakes it either into the hive , or a board at the entrance and lets them walk in.
 

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Just had my first swarm call.

Third floor chimney and established colony.

No ta.

PH
 

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I have had three calls for swarms last week and passed them onto others as I am up to my limit at the moment. The others were very happy to pick them up.

PH I agree you just got to realise when its a no go.
 

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I gave up swinging about on scaffold years ago.

Safety first.

PH
 
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