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Author Topic: One Heck Of A Swarm! April 13, 2009  (Read 3447 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2009, 08:20:27 PM »

JP SWARM KING!!  Amazing!  I particularly like the pictures with the bees flying, they look like mud spattering all over!  The 4 clumps were cool too!  J
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2009, 09:28:37 PM »

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Mick, I make them march in with my beewhip! grin

Sarge, I don't weigh them but 10lbs of bees is 30,000 bees plus. No way that swarm was that big. I have caught some (I am guessing) in the 18-21,000 range, that's 6-7 lbs of bees. Perhaps Iddee, Brian or someone else has caught 10 lbers, but when and if I do, will be glad to post the pics.

This year our swarms seem to be running larger than average.


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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2009, 09:56:37 PM »

Well, sure I have. Only it took five trips to five different areas to get it.   shocked  grin

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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2009, 10:32:27 PM »

Good one buddy. Yet another FAT FATTY!
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2009, 04:01:14 AM »

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Mick, I make them march in with my beewhip! grin

Sarge, I don't weigh them but 10lbs of bees is 30,000 bees plus. No way that swarm was that big. I have caught some (I am guessing) in the 18-21,000 range, that's 6-7 lbs of bees. Perhaps Iddee, Brian or someone else has caught 10 lbers, but when and if I do, will be glad to post the pics.

This year our swarms seem to be running larger than average.


...JP



Oh, for some reason I thought it was around 1000 bees per lb.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2009, 08:23:24 AM »

Well, I never did count a lb of bees myself Sarge, but I keep hearing a lb of bees is somewhere in the 3,000-3,500 bee range.

Here's a discussion some others got into about this same subject. Don't expect clarity however, they are just as confused about how many are in a lb as we are. http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-193095.html


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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2009, 03:07:58 PM »

Nice JP
Last year I got a really big one that was the size of a basketball.  I took a empty deep and hive stapled it to the top of another filled with frames and bottom board.  It worked like a funnel.  Shook them, popped the top on and drove them home. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2009, 03:39:17 PM »

Wow JP...THAT IS ONE SWEET SWARM...BRAVO..and thanks for the pictures!
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 12:15:34 AM »

Gotta think of a new name for JP, he's passed the Swarm King stage, no understanding of where this dude is going, perhaps the Swarm Manager King, hee, hee, smiling.  Beautiful day to groove on the groovey life that we all live, love and share, great health wishes.  Cindi
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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2009, 07:16:06 AM »

I figured out JP's secret.  He RELEASES the swarm, then follows them to wherever they land to recollect them!  No wonder he can get 3 or 4 a day, I'll bet, by the end of the day they don't even fly that far!  lau

Seriously, JP is Swarm Master... Or possibly Supreme High Overlord of the Swarm!
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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2009, 09:16:52 AM »

Sarge, you figured it out, shhhhh, don't tell anyone else. Wink What can I say, we have a lot of bees here.


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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2009, 11:12:26 AM »

I figured out JP's secret.  He RELEASES the swarm, then follows them to wherever they land to recollect them!  No wonder he can get 3 or 4 a day, I'll bet, by the end of the day they don't even fly that far!  lau

Now SgtMaj, that was pretty funnnneeee.  You have conjured up some pretty neat images in my mind's eye.  In all seriousness, I personally think that JP uses swarm lure as a after shave perfume.  Ooops, guess that was really wrong, I don't think JP shaves, have you ever noticed how black and hairy his face is, hee, hee.  Sorry JP, couldn't resist, smiling.  Have this great, most wonderful day, live and love our life.  Health.  Cindi
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2009, 11:37:22 AM »

Bahahaahahhaahahha Cindi, yes, I am black and hairy like a bear! lau


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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2009, 11:57:02 AM »

JP, yo the man!!!  Have that great and most awesome day and health.  Cindi
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« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2009, 04:21:01 PM »

Well, I never did count a lb of bees myself Sarge, but I keep hearing a lb of bees is somewhere in the 3,000-3,500 bee range.
...JP

I guess it depends how big the bees are. What a sight -something else I'd like to at least try and see how I like it.
I've become such a bee nerd people are starting to go the other way when they see me coming - (I kinda like it that way).
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« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2009, 09:43:03 PM »

I've become such a bee nerd people are starting to go the other way when they see me coming - (I kinda like it that way).

Yay Bee Happy, now don't that just maka yo' day, smiling.....I like that too, hee, hee.  Have that great, most wonderful day, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2009, 10:31:57 PM »

That was awesome JP!
 But You know what I liked the best? it was the pictures and how we could see all the bees flying so well towards the box!
I love to see the bees flying so clearly, especially when thers so many of them!

Way to go!

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