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Offline JP

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5 Swarms Today
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:27:55 PM »
What a busy day, and I ran out of time to do everything I wanted to today. Left one swarm hangin' and had some cut out estimates to give but the swarms! Man, it seemed like everybody and their brother had swarms today. It was a lot of fun, and I was able to give one of my mentors 4 of the swarms. He was tickled pink. Hope ya'll enjoy the pics.
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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 11:54:42 PM »
awesome !

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 11:59:54 PM »
Gosh JP, You truly are the swarm king. Why are their so many bees over there and I do not see any swarms over here even though I am in the country and it is warm?
Annette

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 12:04:33 AM »
Gosh JP, You truly are the swarm king. Why are their so many bees over there and I do not see any swarms over here even though I am in the country and it is warm?
Annette

Annette, I am on lists, in the phonebook, on the internet, I have exposed myself. Because I have exposed myself, I get lots of calls. Now its your turn Annette. Go for it! You will get the calls!!!


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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 12:11:10 AM »
Ok I understand. I do not want to advertise unless I know I can do something. So for now, it would have to come to me easily. I will just get the swarm trap up and see what happens.

Thanks
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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 12:14:08 AM »
Ok I understand. I do not want to advertise unless I know I can do something. So for now, it would have to come to me easily. I will just get the swarm trap up and see what happens.

Thanks
Annette

I know a few that just pick and choose the ones they want. A friend only collects swarms. How about adding your name to a list, you can specify what areas you are willing to travel in, and things like, will only hive swarms under 10' from the ground, etc...


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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 12:15:41 AM »
I will think about it all. But I want to know if you snuck in while Cindi is away and got your Whoopo??


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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 01:42:22 AM »
Heehee...I start days off tomorrow, gonna look for swarms...LOL...maybe I will have more luck, or not?

5 in a day...wowsers!


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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 02:00:53 AM »
Jp, with all the swarms you have where do you keep them all? I think since I have been on the forums you have captured at least 30 or more.

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 04:59:12 AM »
Jp, with all the swarms you have where do you keep them all? I think since I have been on the forums you have captured at least 30 or more.

Shawn, I can't keep them all, so I hook friends up and the like.

Annette, right after I housed one of the swarms, these ducks flew in. The owners said that was the first time that had ever happened. I kept calling, "here whoppo, here whoppo". but they just ignored me. By the time I had run to the store for a few roasting bags, they were gone! Must have been canadian ducks!


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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 12:45:57 PM »
annette, i am only taking the ones that i am confident i can do and do well.  yesterday i turned down two.  i figure if i'm not charging i can be picky. 
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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 07:29:02 PM »
Gosh JP, You truly are the swarm king. Why are their so many bees over there and I do not see any swarms over here even though I am in the country and it is warm?
Annette

Annette, I am on lists, in the phonebook, on the internet, I have exposed myself. Because I have exposed myself, I get lots of calls. Now its your turn Annette. Go for it! You will get the calls!!!


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I do all of that and I got one call in 3 yrs. I got that one only because someone else turned it down. I have my cards out to police, fire, exterminators, on here, w/ NJBA etc. I personally believe there are very few feral bees where I live. I believe it depends on where you are. Seems the southern crowd defintiely get more calls, or they happen to be members on this forum!
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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 07:46:11 PM »
last years and the one i just did were located next to orchards.  i wonder if they originated from old swarms from pollination hives.  i know that my friend with the berry fields says she gets swarms most years from the hives that are brought in.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008, 03:15:13 PM »
Sooner or later you have to run out of equipment. :)


Congrads. keep going.

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 11:19:44 PM »
Sooner or later you have to run out of equipment. :)


Congrads. keep going.

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Brendhan



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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 09:35:49 PM »
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Annette, I am on lists, in the phonebook, on the internet, I have exposed myself. Because I have exposed myself, I get lots of calls. Now its your turn Annette. Go for it! You will get the calls!!!


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I am still waiting for Anette to "expose" herself. :evil: :evil:

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2008, 09:40:52 PM »
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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 03:51:33 PM »
keep it going JP!I don't think any more bee's are going to make it this far north!

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Re: 5 Swarms Today
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 06:32:23 PM »
Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing!



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