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Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« on: March 30, 2010, 09:34:36 AM »
Yesterday I caught two swarms and had two others that left before I could get there.

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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 09:57:32 AM »
Thank's JP great as always
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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 10:05:28 AM »
Irwin, the camera will have to wait a while. Growing your apiary gets quite expensive! Ordered 50 supers and frames yesterday, really needed to order 4x that many but with shipping more than a thou put down, ouch!


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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 10:27:21 AM »
I didn't say any thing about a video camera 8-) I understand it will take time JP. Sorry but I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for your video's :-D
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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 10:49:41 AM »
Sorry Irwin, I know what I said and I appreciate you making that video, it was priceless!  :-D

The camera will happen, just need more time.

In the mean time practice on your little pink bicycle. Next time maybe three beer cans?


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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 12:33:14 PM »
good catch on the swarms!!

Did you have to persuade the swarm or the wall to march into the box any at all?

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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 02:49:17 PM »
Way to go JP! You must have me beat on swarms now too....I just gotta get those truck signs made!

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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 03:10:47 PM »
Yesterday I caught two swarms and had two others that left before I could get there.

pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/112138792165178452970/March292010#


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I have a new desktop photo thanks to your wonderful photos of the swarm. I am glad it is in the correct format to come out nice on the desktop.  Sometimes when I try to do that the photo appears all blurry on the desktop.

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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 04:38:24 PM »
G3, the one on the brick wall, I had to pull bees off with my fingers and drop them in until I had the queen in the box.

A good many did go in on their own as well & I thought she would for a while there but she just stayed put on the brick wall.

The other swarm was an easy shake. I  set them up this morning in a deep nuc.

Scott, 4-4 get shakin' bro!

Annette, which one did you choose? Glad you like the photos.


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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 07:02:59 PM »
Photo number 13. The swarm just hanging from the tree in a close up.

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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 12:13:12 PM »
Scott, 4-4 get shakin' bro!



Do we have another contender for the "swarm king" title  :-D
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Re: Two Swarms-March 29, 2010
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2010, 05:06:04 PM »
Hehe, I know I'll never be able to match up with JP, but I did pick up another swarm today (in the same tree as one I caught two weeks ago) and I have a cut out planned for Sat. and another for next week. Jp's the whole motivation here...just keep asking W.W.J.P.D.? :-D

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