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Offline montauk170

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First Swarm of the Season
« on: March 09, 2011, 02:08:41 PM »
Removed my first swarm of the season on Monday March 7th.
About 15 ft up in a tree. Barely reached it with my 10 ft ladder.
Hearing many others throughout California catching swarms just this week.
There's a good nectar flow right now here in the SF Bay Area.

This was the bulk of the swarm. I cut a branch before this and removed only about 1/6 of the group.
Took three branch cuts to remove the entire thing.

A few more pics on my blog: http://losaltoshoneybees.wordpress.com/

Offline Tommyt

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Re: First Swarm of the Season
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 08:22:52 PM »
Nice "Tis the season"

I got 3 calls for tomorrow :-D

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Offline AllenF

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Re: First Swarm of the Season
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 07:15:43 PM »
Thanks for the pics.

Offline JP

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Re: First Swarm of the Season
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 08:05:34 AM »

"Good friends are as sweet as honey" Winne the Pooh

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Offline hardwood

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Re: First Swarm of the Season
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 09:37:18 AM »
Good job! Nice pics too!

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