Swarm Catching – 1

Photos of our swarm removal from a local Naples house. Click on pictures for full size images.

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The swarm was located near the peak of the roof.

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A little smoke calms the ladies down.

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The bees retreat exposing the beautiful combs attached to the wall.

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Cutting the comb away from the wall and placing in a nuc box.

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Bees in their new home.

Once at the apiary and after a day, the opening of the nuc entrance resulted in the bees leaving the nuc and going over to another hive. This happened probably because the swarm nuc was queenless. We were probably unable to get the queen because she was inside the tile roof structure on the house.

Once at the apiary and after a day, the opening of the nuc entrance resulted in the bees leaving the nuc and going over to another hive. This happened probably because the swarm nuc was queenless. Since we saw many bees going in and out of the roof tiles. we did not get the queen because she was most likely inside the tile roof structure on the house and not on the soffit/wall combs we collected.

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View of ANOTHER VERY LARGE swarm that may have to be removed at some future date.

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and hive removals
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