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« on: October 23, 2010, 05:44:06 PM »

I removed a swarm from this work yard in early spring but wasn't videoing yet. That was a good size swarm, here is a small one.

We all had fun with these.


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 08:43:38 PM »

Small swarm.  How long did it take for them to build up?   
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 10:26:43 PM »

I have to be honest JP, I love all of your videos, but some of them warm my heart more than others.  This video is one of those videos that warmed by heart. Why? Because it was a peaceful removal, both for the bees and for you. I also just love it when you pour that honey onto the frames. Like Daddy JP taking care of his children. I know you are doing the very best for the bees when you do that.

This video made me happy.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 09:57:49 AM »

JP
you've got too give off pheromone yourself huh those bees just accept you
Its crazy

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 10:36:45 AM »

Small swarm.  How long did it take for them to build up?   

Allen, I'm not sure if I understand your question my friend.

This was a swarm, no comb at all.

They had just flown in the day before.

Hope that helps.

Annette, swarms are just so much fun, just you and the bees, getting them into a new home.

Tommy, swarms down here, so far, are very accepting.

Once in a blue moon I might run across a swarm whereby I get a few stings but thus far this is not the norm.

Most of the swarms I deal with are more than happy to accept my efforts and new home I provide them.

When I go to Bud's I usually get laughed at because I usually have to put my veil on.  grin

Different bees down there.


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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 11:55:10 AM »

Thanks JP
So if I come accross a swarm this spring
I know I'll wear a veil but if they are small
like this one I could just hand pick as long as I'm gentle ?
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If I had come accross what was in this clip
I would have taken a plastic Milk jug and tried to Push
them into it or the box ??

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 04:23:46 PM »

OK Oct 22, your sister's b-day.   I missed that one.  I thought you collected them in the spring, but that was another swarm.   I am a little dense.  Been hit in the head way too many times.  I can not believe that they are swarming that late in the season.   Is that the norm down there?
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 05:08:19 PM »

Thanks JP
So if I come accross a swarm this spring
I know I'll wear a veil but if they are small
like this one I could just hand pick as long as I'm gentle ?
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If I had come accross what was in this clip
I would have taken a plastic Milk jug and tried to Push
them into it or the box ??

Tom

Tom, generally speaking a small swarm should be less defensive than a very large one and as a rule swarms in general are usually docile.

As long as they have proper ventilation you can put them temporarily in just about anything.


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