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Offline dpence

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Wife got a swarm
« on: May 11, 2009, 07:56:23 PM »
I got a call today while at work.  The people had called around for about 2 hours trying to find a beekeeper, finally they called an individual who has our hives on their farm.  My wife was in the area, so I called her and she went to check it out. They were on a low branch of a tree that had been cut down.  Home she went, got the box, some frames and sugar water spray bottle and the rest is history.  I'm proud of her.  It seems the beekeeping has rubbed off.... :-D

David

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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 10:33:22 PM »
Can I get your wife to talk to my wife?  ;)

Mine can't stand bees.
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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 11:07:35 PM »
David, they is noway  my wife would done that
You are lucky man for have a wife who is willing to catch bee for you

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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 11:37:13 PM »
Your's and mine!  We're a couple of lucky guy's.


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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 11:40:30 AM »
Your's and mine!  We're a couple of lucky guy's.



Indeed we are HAB. 

Bees are doing fine, moved them from the swarm box and put them in a nuc this morning.

David 

Offline bailey

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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 08:58:32 PM »
there are a few great wives! mine has hived swarms,built frames bottles honey and will go th the hives and pet the guard bees!  she also doesnt get stung very often! she will also come along on cutouts and assist me very often!

gotta love a woman like that!
bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 12:46:02 AM »
Cool Bailey, definitely a partner.  I think it grows on them.  It is an adventure sometimes.

David

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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 11:27:42 AM »
David, hey I meant comment a few days ago, but got sidetracked.  You got one special gal there, the fact that she would venture out like that, helping do that stuff is nothing short of cool and cool.  Tell her to keep on keepin' on, she will indeed be that partner-in-crime with ya, yay!!! Takin' my hat off to her, smiling.  Have that great and most wonderful day, lovin' our great live we are groovin' on.  Cindi
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Re: Wife got a swarm
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 01:14:20 PM »
and we should not forget those special husbands.  not many would go face first digging into an attic hive to save his wife more stings   :-D.  of course...there is always a price for these acts of kindness  :evil:.
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