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JP
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« on: March 08, 2009, 06:40:25 PM »

The first was a small one roughly a lb and a half, second was about 3 and a half lbs and they stung me on my forearms about a dozen times, ouch!

3rd one was a 6lber, nice size, nice bees, took up two cardboard boxes.

All can be viewed here http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/March82009?authkey=Gv1sRgCK7hxISqlZT-UA#slideshow


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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 06:44:19 PM »

Wow! Great phots. To me the last two swarms looked pretty big, lots in numbers.
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JP
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 06:47:53 PM »

yes, the first was iddy biddy, the second was average large, 3rd was getting right on up there numbers wise.


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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 06:50:11 PM »

I also noticed for the one swarm you were only wearing a hat and veil but the last you were wearing the full suit. How do you decide what to wear, noting the obvious if they are already a little hott.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 07:59:18 PM »

I also noticed for the one swarm you were only wearing a hat and veil but the last you were wearing the full suit. How do you decide what to wear, noting the obvious if they are already a little hott.

The first swarm, nice, 2nd mean, took stings to the arms misjudged their disposition, 3rd I sprayed them with sugar water before shaking them, wasn't taking any chances with that biggin, and that's why you see the jacket and veil back on!

BTW, I took a benadryl capsule and it flat took the life right outta me, fell asleep in front of the computer, knocked out!

Bailey said it knocked me out cause I'm not used to benadryl.


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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 08:32:32 PM »

 grin, Still got the job done as always.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 09:25:36 PM »

Yeah, I got it done but man, between yesterday and today I've taken nearly 50 stings. Tomorrow is a new day. grin


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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 09:46:24 PM »

That third swarm is just lovely. yum yum
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   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 10:20:32 PM »

Go JP!  Nice pics, that's a lot-o-bees!  J
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JP
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 10:32:52 PM »

Go JP!  Nice pics, that's a lot-o-bees!  J

Jody like your signature says "I'm covered in Beeesssss!"  Eddie Izzard

Yesterday I was covered in 'em in a bad way, today, mostly in a good way, except for swarm #2, ouch!


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"Good friends are as sweet as honey" Winne the Pooh

My pictures can be viewed at http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus
and
http://picasaweb.google.com/112138792165178452970

My Youtube videos can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=JPthebeeman&aq=f

My website JPthebeeman.com http://www.jpthebeeman.com/jpthebeeman/
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