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Offline bailey

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2 swarm day!
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:53:26 PM »
had 2 swarm calls today.
first one was 10 feet up a tree, didn't have a ladder with me 9 ( will ask a little more on the phone next time! :-X )
when i shook them into the box i got a little suprise!
the tree limb didn't bend like i thought it should so only half of the cluster of bees landed in the box, the other half landed down my back as i was standing on the side of the bed of my truck holding the box over my head. :-x

lesson learned, next time bring the ladder!

hived that one and the phone went off again, swarm 2 feet off the ground in a palm plant 10 miles down the road.
this one went easy and the photo below is of the second swarm.

even if i had photos of the first one you can bet they would never be posted :roll:  don't want to look like an idiot in a public forum!

the caller did get quite a good laugh when the bees went down my back!


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Offline bailey

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:55:27 PM »
idot move # 2 didnt post the photo of the second swarm!

here goes.

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:59:49 PM »
That's a very cool looking swarm!


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Offline bailey

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 11:04:57 PM »
what! you not gonna take a shot at me for the bone headed move of droping the swarm on myself?
you must be tired! :evil:

they were very nice bees though!

bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 11:07:45 PM »
Tired? I'm worn out! And I got 3 bee calls as I'm walking in the front door!

Nothing to make fun of, you got the job done!


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Offline EasternShore

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 11:47:23 PM »
No Stings?
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
We are the keepers, it is our duty to preserve life.

Offline bailey

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 12:20:42 AM »
not one! glad they were nice bees :lol:

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most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 11:49:42 AM »
That looks like a huge swarm.......how many you estimate?........z
Faster horses, yw, ow, mm..............

Offline bailey

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Re: 2 swarm day!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 10:54:09 PM »
4 pound, meby 5 pound.

not a monster by louisiana standards

bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

 

anything