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Author Topic: 2 Swarms 3-25-09 Can You Spot The Queen?  (Read 3234 times)
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« on: March 25, 2009, 10:51:26 PM »

2 Nice swarms today, another I couldn't get to, maybe tomorrow. Can You spot the queen? Hint, one of the last pics.

http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/March252009?authkey=Gv1sRgCI2NgL2JnMP3oAE#slideshow


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 07:08:18 AM »

Thanks JP those were some GREAT pic's. But I didn't see any funny hat's are a beer can stuck to your head grin Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 07:53:54 AM »

Nice pix JP.  not wanting to wound like a noob, but what was the white cage thing for I am just learning and really need to know.  Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 08:46:03 AM »

I just call them a queen catcher.  They are kinda like a chip bag clip.  Just not as strong and more like a scoop so the queen can be held inside of it with out damage to her.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 08:47:06 AM »

cool thanks
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 09:39:02 PM »

Soooooooo nice pic JP. Beautiful swarms, your a lucky guy! Keep them comming, I'm following your post and pic.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 11:43:10 PM »

Thats what I need, a swarm just above the ground like that last one. Nice and easy. I did not spot the queen though.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 01:14:13 AM »

Thats what I need, a swarm just above the ground like that last one. Nice and easy. I did not spot the queen though.




Annette, look carefully


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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 01:33:05 PM »

Hi Annette

I've been following your post about you waiting on your first swarm. Did you get it and I missed it???

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 01:39:22 PM »

Hey JP

I looked and didn't find her in the first pics, but is she almost center? just up a tad and to the right just a bit? I have 2 hives one is a swarm caught 2 springs ago and the other is a nuc I purchased this year so I used the posted pic to practice finding the queen as I have never found mine since the get go. So thanks for posting your photos.
So, now I'm not using you behind your back!! evil cheesy
hope you didn't mind  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 05:05:11 PM »

That is where most of the activity is in the center. I think you are right. I think Huh I see her.

No swarm calls yet. Just waiting and have all equipment in the car ready to go. Swarms are not as prevalent as out where JP lives.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 05:27:08 PM »

if you can't see the queen, look for the activity around her.  this is a good still pic of that behavior.l

wish my pics would come out so well!
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 06:23:17 PM »

Now do you see her?




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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 06:48:03 PM »

JP...that was a big ole FAT swarm. Really nice. Was that one about 6 pounds?
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 06:52:15 PM »

JP...that was a big ole FAT swarm. Really nice. Was that one about 6 pounds?

The first one was about 3 lbs or so and the second, perhaps a little bigger. No where near 6 lbs though.


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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2009, 09:17:45 PM »

Yep JP I did see her!!! Thanks bunches!
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 08:32:34 AM »

Now do you see her?




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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 11:07:59 AM »

Now do you see her?




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JP I tried to do that. How did you do the circle thing you beat me to it.


















Irwin, I opened the pic using paint.net which has an assortment of nice tools to choose from and just burrowed a pencil from the list and circled where the queen is.

If you are not familiar with paint.net, its a free download. You can do all sorts of things there like resizing pics.


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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 08:45:49 PM »

Well now I see her  Ha Ha. Had to have it circled for me.
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2009, 11:21:16 PM »

Well now I see her  Ha Ha. Had to have it circled for me.

Annette, next time close your eyes and point with your magical red umbrella, open your eyes and poof!


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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2009, 11:33:40 PM »

Annette, can you see the way the bees are circled around her?  when they are moving, it is more clear.  after you get a chance to see that behavior a couple of times it starts jumping out at you in a cutout, or in your own hives.  it's not always crystal clear, but you'll get the hang of it.  it's like playing "where's waldo" a bunch of time and all of a sudden you can find waldo without even knowing you were looking   grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2009, 07:12:04 AM »

Now do you see her?




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JP I tried to do that. How did you do the circle thing you beat me to it.


















Irwin, I opened the pic using paint.net which has an assortment of nice tools to choose from and just burrowed a pencil from the list and circled where the queen is.

If you are not familiar with paint.net, its a free download. You can do all sorts of things there like resizing pics.


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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2009, 11:14:29 AM »

Nice again. Amazing how the queens stands right out.
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 11:00:43 PM »

JP, I bet you'd be a happy camper if the swarms were always so simple to get.  The pics were wonderful.  The woman in one of the pictures, that is your Sister-in-Law?  Seems I have seen her picture before.  Nice shots.  Have that wonderful and most awesome day, health, life. Cindi
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 12:38:26 AM »

Cindi, that nice lady is who called me for that second swarm. She lives in a town called Luling, approx 30 minutes from where I live. I e-mailed her the pictures, she was glad to see them.

Her response:  "I am so impressed... sharing these with everybody!!!  Happy that the bees were safe in their new home since that storm would have drowned some of them out in the open like that!!!  Thanks for taking care of them."


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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2009, 01:17:03 AM »

What a pretty queen!
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 10:51:03 PM »

Cindi, that nice lady is who called me for that second swarm. She lives in a town called Luling, approx 30 minutes from where I live. I e-mailed her the pictures, she was glad to see them.
Her response:  "I am so impressed... sharing these with everybody!!!  Happy that the bees were safe in their new home since that storm would have drowned some of them out in the open like that!!!  Thanks for taking care of them.
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