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Offline indypartridge

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Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:59:59 AM »
A beekeeper dies from injuries received falling out of tree:
http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/apr/21/man-dies-after-fall-tree/

It's swarm season, so be careful out there!
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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 11:07:33 AM »
every time i think of taking a chance, i think of his ladder on the cab of his truck  :evil:

wonder if there should be a cut off age for climbing 25 feet into a tree??
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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 11:12:54 AM »
Thats a shame. That was one of the reasons I left the swarm I saw yesterday right where the were

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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 12:53:40 PM »
i never feel to bad about someone who dies doing what they love.  we all have to go, and i'd rather die younger doing what i want to do, than die in  hospital somewhere.  it's the family that i feel for.  at that age, he probably had younger family...grandkids or whatever.  they will miss out.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 01:01:42 PM »
i never feel to bad about someone who dies doing what they love.  we all have to go, and i'd rather die younger doing what i want to do, than die in  hospital somewhere.  it's the family that i feel for.  at that age, he probably had younger family...grandkids or whatever.  they will miss out.

Good point Kathy. I would rather die collecting a swarm than sitting behind a desk at work

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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 01:23:22 PM »
every time i think of taking a chance, i think of his ladder on the cab of his truck  :evil:

wonder if there should be a cut off age for climbing 25 feet into a tree??

That age is somewhere around 15 years old.
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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 01:14:34 AM »
Next to the top step of a 5 ft. ladder is as high as I will go.
With my joints the way they are, at 67 yrs. of age, well, you all get the pic. :roll:doak

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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 11:23:08 AM »
I have heard of people dieing from falls of less than 2 feet.

Shame it happen I really don't think a swarm is worth climbing 25 feet in the air to get

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Re: Beekeeper dies collecting swarm
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 03:11:52 PM »

wonder if there should be a cut off age for climbing 25 feet into a tree??...

Yes, the day when you fail to consider your balance and what a safe approach is. I doubt there is a cut off age but people who live to it would have the sense to stop cimbing in dangerous situations on their own recognition. give the rest to 'darwin'
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