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jezd 

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Maybe of interest to others.

Took a nice swarm today (although time will tell its value), my last two absconded so this one has a QX under the brood box - the swarm had been out for about 4 days and ended up under a wheel barrow - see pics :cheers2:

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Nic pics Jez.
When I pop out to see my bees in the garden I'll have to start looking around ground level rather than my usual gazing in the trees for any sings of a swarm.
 

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Thats a nice size,the 2 you lost were they much smaller ?
 

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Thats a nice size,the 2 you lost were they much smaller ?
I think the first one this year was about the same size (sadlyt it left the hive before I returned to collect that evening, gggrr), the second 99% a cast as it was in the same location (this one left my hive after about a week even though they had started drawing comb).

Yesterdays swarm was a few miles away and am guessing its a prime (I have feed them, placed bottom QX, and am tempted to drop a frame of store from another hive too).

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A frame of brood would glue them to the hive if you can afford it.
 

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I got a cracking swarm last wednesday. It was huge!

I put it in a hive on Thursday morning and by Saturday they had drawn 10 frames of new foundation! I didn't have a spare 2nd brood, so a super had to be placed on as a stop gap.

The bees are very very calm. Naturally I am very happy!!!


Somebody somewhere lost a prime swarm of very good bees..............
 
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