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Author Topic: Bees On my Windshield!!!  (Read 1678 times)
JP
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« on: April 03, 2008, 11:32:12 PM »

The box trick works well, if you have a queen. Well, this is the story.

Guy calls me about a swarm underneath a work trailer, that was pretty big, but had fallen into standing water beneath the trailer.

I performed the shake 'em in, get 'em in, and had a bunch in, and searched for a queen, and searched for a queen but couldn't find one. The bees in the box, I sprayed down with sugar water and had some others orienting to the box, but some still wanting to go to the trailer frame, but much more in the box.

Searched the box again, no queen. Searched underside of trailer, no queen. Looked over at my truck and my windshield and side mirror are covered with bees, I searched, no queen.

Had placed a queen cage on my side rail and had about 20 bees cover it.
These poor things wanted a queen so badly they were orienting to everything including my truck!

Got some neat pics and a few from a small cut-out I did as well.
Hope ya'll like 'em, they are unique.

http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/April32008


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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 11:41:06 PM »

What did you do, brush them off the truck into the box?

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 12:00:19 AM »

What did you do, brush them off the truck into the box?

Annette

I set the box on the hood and smoked the hell outta them. Most went in the box.

How's your bees doing?


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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 09:48:17 AM »

JP, you got some of the weirdest things goin' on with you and the bees.  You have some very interesting stuff that you are giving us to look at, I love you pictures, by the way.  You are truly deserving of that title in your avitar, keep on keepin' on, dude, yeah!!!!  Have an awesome and wonderfulest day, love our life.  Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 01:20:31 PM »

What did you do, brush them off the truck into the box?

Annette

"I set the box on the hood and smoked the hell outta them. Most went in the box.

How's your bees doing?"


It is so funny I am always wrong in trying to figure out what exactly you do. Of course,I am always coming from a women's perspective and you are just to darn macho in how you handle those bees.

Just kidding JP and my bees are doiing great at the moment!!

Annette


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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 02:40:45 PM »

Interesting pictures. Hard to drive looking through a cluster of beeson your windshield and a bunch on the mirror.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 09:54:25 PM »

JP...that is wild! Don't think I have ever seen anything like it before. Thanks for the pics!
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