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        First of all I am not going to be a big time bee keeper. More of a tinkerer. Have a neighbor that gave me two hives across the road from me to mess with. One made it and one did not. I was given a small replacement swarm to replace the lost hive. I put this hive in the yard  last spring so I could keep a better eye on it. Existing hive across the road was strong and did not have to worry about it. The replacement pretty small bunch of bees and i fed them well last Fall and they made it through the Winter. These bees went crazy this Spring doing great. This morning about nine thirty the Mrs. started screaming look, look at the bees! I had a swarm forming in front of the hive,thumbnail_0513180928[1].jpg it got bigger and bigger  into the air higher and higher. I called the lady where the two hives came from and she said catch the swarm. Soon she said they will find a low branch and gather. I have another hive that i had taken over to her house so she could catch another swarm for me from her multiple hives. So i was getting pretty excited until the swarm decided to go way ,way up to the top of a walnut tree,

thumbnail_0513180937[2].jpg   Too big to shake loose and too far up to get to. Just how far up? thumbnail_0513181046[2].jpg  Mrs. BilletHead on ground pointing to them. Pretty exciting watching them. Would like to have that swarm. Maybe next year :) ,

BilletHead

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42 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

That is a pretty big swarm, rent a lift to get it. Or try to follow them when they lift off 

        Yes JD it was a nice swarm. The swarm formed just after 9:30. Fully gathered by 10. I watched it all day hoping they would move lower or just move period. At 3PM had to go to a visitation, another friend gone. When we got back about a bit after 5 they were gone. We walked around the area looking. I guess they buzzed out,

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