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Swarm please! Hertfordshire

 
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MrsTanty
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Joined: 05 May 2016
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Location: Welwyn, Hertfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Swarm please! Hertfordshire Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm a newbie and just got a second hand top bar hive so I'm looking for a swarm. I'm near Welwyn in Hertfordshire.

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Thebigflyin
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Joined: 29 Jun 2015
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Location: Essex

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Hi how you get on?? with swarms?? Reply with quote

Hi there , how did you get on?? did you get a swarm??

I had two in my garden , I used my swarm pole contraption.

https://youtu.be/vB5dou4jxaU

hope that might help you.. I am going to try some swarm traps this next year, however I am sceptical.

I to have a TBH and HAH hives (hancock alternate beehives/ habitat)

cheers for now

Kevi
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andy pearce
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Joined: 30 Aug 2009
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Location: UK, East Sussex, Brighton

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kevi
watched your vid about your stick...very interesting...

What do you mean by swarm traps....Do you mean bait hives? I used empty National brood and a super and got six primes and two casts this year (the casts did not end up viable so I shook them out into the apiary at dusk...worked very well as far as I could see). No need to be sceptical! Baited with lemongrass oil and they came to me. The only work I have had to do is to get two of them off my red diesel tank which was tedious and involved several tall piles of pallets.

A
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Thebigflyin
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Hi andy Reply with quote

Hay thats great news!!

Ja swarm trap , bait hive .. same thing.

I use two honey boxes strapped together,, and lemongrass oil.. should do a how to vidio next year..

have a great christmase season.

Kev
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Thebigflyin
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Hay Andy Reply with quote

Hi

I am doing swarm lure shoot out (comparison.)

https://youtu.be/4wrgZZVRtmM

Ja its not really science or anything but its fun anyhow.

Kev
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