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Online kathyp

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another nice swarm today
« on: June 25, 2009, 04:40:23 PM »
kind of surprised.  it's late for us...or early  :-).  i was hoping that as things bloomed higher up i'd get some calls and sure enough.  the blackberries are going strong and i have gotten several calls.  most to far away.  going to have to set an end date soon.  winter is not so far away.  at least we seem to be into our 2nd swarm season early!!
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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 06:42:00 PM »
Thats funny that your blackberries are just now blooming, ours are just now getting ripe.

Good luck with the swarms.

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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 11:32:11 PM »
I been picking raspberries!~ The black berries will be ready about the 4th of July!

Things sure are different 'season wise' in just a few hundred miles. I think if I remember correctly that spring moves north at the rate of ten miles a day. I am not sure about the rate that summer weather moves north.

Any swarms that I get after the end of June are usually combined with other stronger hives and fed during the hot months to get them ready for winter.

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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 12:12:44 AM »
our summer has not started.  kind of a cool spring, but at least not so wet as last year.  everything is blooming, so time to put in stores and build up a bit.  i think i'll call it good pretty soon.  don't want to be feeding a bunch in fall.

couldn't pass on this one.  medium size swarm out of long standing feral tree hive. 
.....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: another nice swarm today
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 12:23:24 AM »
No pics? alright, congratulations. :shock:


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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 12:26:27 AM »
Congratulations Kathyp  on catching your  2nd swarm of the year

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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 12:29:47 AM »
more than 2nd.  4th or 5th, i think.  combined a couple that were small....

no pics.  ran out the door with a box, jacket, and clippers.  guy sounded desperate and i didn't want him to take a hose to them   :-D
.....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: another nice swarm today
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 12:31:40 AM »
Always have the camera with you. How else can we believe the stories? :lau:


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Re: another nice swarm today
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 12:37:38 AM »
sorry  :(

one swarm looks much like another.  how would you know that i didn't just post pics of other swarms?  :-)

what you really needed was a video of the swarm where i had to climb into the tree, still couldn't really reach, didn't tuck in my shirt, and ended up with bees under.  the audio would have been special also.  my marines would have been proud of me!!
.....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: another nice swarm today
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 12:43:27 AM »
Not all swarms are created equal now Kathy, come on! We need to see proof! :-D


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