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grizzly 

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this year i was lucky enough to see and experience a swarm, however i did not see them pour out of a hive, i saw them clustered in a hawthorn tree, and then watched as they took to the air, i have seen many things in nature, but this ranks very highly, it was truly awesome.

Does anyone have footage of the bees as they exit the hive ? or know of a web link showing one ?
 
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Finman 

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During 2 years I have used chemical lure to get swarm in proper place to catch. Lures are really good.

Another thing laste summer was "how to take swarm high from tree branch".
I threw a rope first over the tree. Then I pulled catching box beside the swarm.
They did not go in before I put in the box another laying queen.

All show lasted 4 hours. I really tried many ways.
 

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I have a couple of things for swarms.

If its high in a tree I use a swarm bag.

I also have collapsible plastic mesh boxes that you can attach a feeder to.
 

Polyanwood 

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Paul, a local beek, has made an extendable pole to which he attaches a frame of brood using battery clips, to lure swarms down. He says it works a treat.
 

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