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2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:47:23 PM »
First swarm was on the shopping cart, and these other two are of a house and an apartment complex. Two were 911 calls. The queen was still in the cluster on the outside of the house. When they move inside they're hard to get out.

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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 10:45:47 AM »
JP, stop!!!!  YOu are getting addicted, that is plain to see, you gotta give it up, swarm anon!!!  Beautiful day in this groovy life we live.  Cindi
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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 11:13:32 AM »
Hey Cindi, I know you will find this interesting. I was talking with Don this Saturday night on ventrillo about swarms and how full moons seem to have some type of impact on swarming urges.

Anyway, he agrees and has noticed the same thing I have noticed, that the full moons are some kind of trigger.

Now, I am sure they swarm other times, but boy that full moon seems to really get them going!


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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 12:57:46 AM »
JP, oooh, now that is bordering eerie!!!  Yep, I keep a pretty close watch on the full mooon, as it is now, and yes, today's evening is becoming more and more clear, I noticed the moon this morning, peaking through the trees, lowish on the southern horizon.  Beautiful, I am going to really keep a watch on the full moon and swarming for surely, Best of this beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008, 01:24:22 AM »
Don't know bout bees but there are always more possom, cat & raccoon pies on the highways after a full moon.. I'll have to note what the moon was if I ever have a swarm.  Jody
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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 12:25:00 AM »
"possum, cat, and raccoon pies"!!!!   Love it!

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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 08:30:50 PM »
Those are way to easy. ;)

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Re: 2 More Swarms Today, 3 Total, Today
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 08:42:48 PM »
Those are way to easy. ;)

Sincerely,
Brendhan



You're right Brendhan, nothing like the swarm I had to bear hug the chimney to get last yr, they were 37' up and I had to walk out the daughter's window and shimmy up between two other roofs to get to 'em. They are two hives now, well worth the ascent.


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