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Offline 1reb

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Number of swarm?
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:33:59 PM »
What the total number of swarm you caught so far this year?


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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 10:29:20 PM »
6 or 7, i cant remember.
had one come into a swarm trap that was too small, they swarmed out after a day :oops:

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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 01:10:01 AM »
I'm gonna say 18 so far. I call a swarm anything I can shake in a box, even though today's flew in on Saturday, I had to remove bricks to get to them, so I'm calling it a cut out.

Btw, I had two swarm calls today I couldn't get to, one on a tree, I'll ivestigate that tomorrow. The other one was weird. This guy wet them and bagged them, then drove them about 6 miles down the road and let them go.


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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 09:43:20 AM »
2 in a week

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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 10:52:36 AM »
How do you count swarms? If I stay on the phone for 45 minutes with a guy 1200 miles away, coaching him through a swarm catch, do I count that as one?

If I put one in a box, wait 5 minutes, watch a mass exodus and they are gone, do I count that one?

If I go to a beek's house and shake one in his box that came from one of his hives, do I count it?

Somewhere between 6 and 12, depending on how you count.
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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 03:12:12 PM »
ZERO! I'm waiting to catch my first...

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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 09:39:03 PM »
Doug don't feel like the long ranger.  I have zero swarm too
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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 01:16:13 AM »
I've actually gone to get 14. I've given away about 12 that I couldn't get to due to distance or lack of time. It's been a good year so far.
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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 01:21:11 AM »
Because of the wreck I was in last Thursday and complications arriving from dealing with the other person's insurance company, etc... I missed out on about 4-5 more! :-x

Two were described to be as big as basketballs! :-x

Oh well, will just get them later on as cut outs! :shock: :-D


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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 01:24:48 AM »
Bro...what happened? I didn't know about that.
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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 01:30:38 AM »
A beautiful young lady (18) drove out in front of me, trying to make a left turn, was sort of comitted to going but didn't have to (imo) and rather then wait, she decided to try and zoom across from a standstill, while I was going 40 mph, bang zoom right in her passenger rear door, after skidding 50'!


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Re: Number of swarm?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 01:33:08 AM »
Dang bro! Was your trailer hooked up? Did it total your truck? Did she get hurt?
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