Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
October 01, 2014, 05:19:06 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: First Swarm call this year  (Read 976 times)
beemused
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 48

Location: Durango, Colorado


« on: May 01, 2009, 11:56:30 AM »

Received a call Wednesday about  a swarm in a tree near a convenience market. As luck would have it I was about three blocks away without my truck. Went by and the swarm had left the tree due to a large truck idling under them. The exhaust appeared to irritate them into leaving and they were swirling in the middle of a side street. Watched them for a few minutes and they settled in a juniper tree next to a house across from a school. Teachers from the school were very interested and asked lots of questions. After seeing them settle down I returned home to get my truck with my tools and boxes in it.
They were about 8 ft up so I took a nuc box up a step ladder strapped it to the top and shook what I could in and then waited for them to orient to it. After about 45 minutes  most were inside. Left them alone and returned after dark, screened the entrance and took them to my place.
One of the easiest catches I have made.

Bruce
Logged

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
annette
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5314


Location: Placerville, California


« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 04:49:17 PM »

Sounded nice and easy. Congratulations on the first call of the year. How many swarms have you caught overall?
Logged
beemused
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 48

Location: Durango, Colorado


« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 08:55:06 PM »

From Annette:
Sounded nice and easy. Congratulations on the first call of the year. How many swarms have you caught overall?

Not sure, probably in excess of 30 over many years.

Bruce
Logged

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
annette
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5314


Location: Placerville, California


« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 11:58:55 AM »

OK so you are experienced with swarm catching.

I just caught my first one 2 weeks ago.
Logged
SlickMick
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 590


Location: Brisbane, Australia


« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 08:56:47 PM »

Annette,

2 weeks ago, and look at the smile on your face  grin

Mick

Logged

On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
annette
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5314


Location: Placerville, California


« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 11:23:25 PM »

Still shows, yes I am very pleased about the whole experience.  I am patting myself on the back, I know I shouldn't think like this (egotistical), but if you knew me, like I know me, then you would understand that it was an amazing thing to do.

Logged
1reb
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1698

Location: Warren,Arkansas


« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 08:27:06 AM »

Congratulations!! Bruce on catching your first swarm of the year!

I hope there will be many more swarms come your way

Johnny
Logged
Cindi
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 9827

Location: Grindrod, B.C. Canada


« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 11:06:53 PM »

Bruce, now aint' that just cool!!!  Funny how the exhaust from the vehicle must have truly disturbed them.  Keep on keepin' on. Have the most wonderful and great day, life, great health.  Cindi
Logged

There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
G3farms
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1485


Location: concord, tn


« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 06:33:36 PM »

maybe one of those school kids that were watching will someday be inspired by you catching the swarm.

glad it went real quick and easy for you.


G3
Logged

see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.25 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page September 21, 2014, 03:32:29 PM