Sometimes the queen can't quite make the branch

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Jonj
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Sometimes the queen can't quite make the branch

Post by Jonj » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:04 pm

Found this swarm on the ground today. Not much chance of getting the box under them, so how to collect them without too much collateral damage. I placed the empty box close to the sprawling swarm and then placed a piece of white cardboard between them and the entrance. I was able to move a few of the bees onto the white cardboard and there were a couple of small twigs lying on the ground with bees clinging to them. I lifted those and shook them into the box also.

Once the bees on the cardboard saw the entrance, they started to march in and the rest followed. It is a large swarm,and they are still on the move a couple of hours later. Hopefully they will all make it before nightfall.


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