Re: [beekeeping] COURSE I CAUGHT IT
- Read it, a pretty good book. Give em lots and lots of space. Got 2 of those Snellgrove boards (BetterBee), never had any luck with em though. When bees take a mind to swarm sometimes it seems impossible to stop . Had three hives that looked VERY VERY healthy, like it would be a sure bet they'd be swarm material later on. So I pulled one frame of partially uncapped brood from each hive and put em in 2 frame nuc boxes. Put an empty frame beside the broodframe, shook a bunch more bees on top of em and closed it up. That ought to take a little pressure off things!! Might be pushing the spring weather (If it gets too cold the brood'll die) a bit though.----- Original Message -----From: david flathmanSent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:45 AMSubject: Re: [beekeeping] COURSE I CAUGHT IT"swarming" by snellgrove.
a really good read on the causes and steps to deter
the urge to swarm.
--- davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...> wrote:
> Yeah the first swarm or so is really neat. After
> that it gets sorta demoralizing to see your honey
> production sinking with each swarm. Went looking
> through a couple of hives today, maybe that early
> swarm was a fluke. Time will tell if the timing's
> right on feeding/buildup to spring/blooms.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: david flathman
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> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 3:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [beekeeping] COURSE I CAUGHT IT
> here i charleston sc, me too
> thank you russians. my first experience with
> and my first experience with swarms. i open the
> and they each have numerous queen cells.
> what a glorious sight, to see a bunch of bees
> around and you realize that is what a swarm looks
> --- davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...>
> > And down in North Carolina my hives threw their
> > first swarm O bout 11 AM.
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