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« on: March 10, 2011, 04:28:55 PM »

We just picked up our 4th swarm of the season. It had just moved into a trash can that was being used as a compost bin. I jus taped off the entrance and wheeled the can to the truck...2 minute removal tops!

We're about to open it up for the first time now that it's in the home apiary.

Video to follow grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 04:34:41 PM »

Can't wait Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 04:37:29 PM »

Looking forward to seeing the video.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 05:39:51 PM »

Two minutes!?!?

Okay, I have to ask. Can anyone else beat that?  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 05:51:59 PM »

Here's a little teaser for ya grin As it turns out I didn't have any frames laying around to hive them with so we just took a peek inside the can. I'll have to run out to the shop in the morning to rectify that.

They have a bit of comb so this will be a cut out (although a simple one). I'll try to post more tomorrow evening.

4th swarm of 2011_0001.wmv


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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 06:14:58 PM »

Sweet.   Can't wait for part 2.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 08:41:09 PM »

Appetite piqued I wish I lived in a warmer climate. I know I am still a newbie but yet to see a swarm much less pick one up.  Sigh. Stick to cutouts I guess.  Free bees are free bees.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 09:09:52 PM »

good job scott and peg. swarm season is about to bust out here.this cold front that just came through will slow them down till next week.   ...schawee
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 10:35:51 PM »

C'mon Scott,  that's like given us a lick of an ice cream cone and telling us we can have the whole thing tomorrow.  grin. Just kiddin around with ya.  I know it takes time to edit and all.  Looking forward to the rest of it.  Thanks for all of your and peggy's time you guys put into videoing (if that's a word)  so the rest of us can enjoy.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 11:14:49 PM »

We get a kick out of it jm. I'm glad you like it! Schawee...can't wait to get elbow deep in bees with ya at Bud's!

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 12:30:13 AM »

This reminds me of a swarm I got this past summer. They were in a compost bin, the kind that turns around. The owners kept turning the compost in the hopes of discouraging the bees from staying in there. No deal!! They stayed. We scooped them up with our hands and put them into a box. Never saw the queen although we tried really hard to find her, but we knew she was in the box due to all the fanning. I went back at 10:00PM and brought them home.

I am really enjoying your videos Scott and Peggy. Keep them coming.

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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 07:12:01 AM »

You coulda brought that garbage can down with the pop up bees, add pink Flamingos. Do I see a theme developing here?  grin


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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2011, 10:34:29 PM »

Update: I've been just neck deep in bees lately (and loving it) and hadn't gotten around to hiving the trash can bees...you guessed it, they second guessed their choice of homes and took off again! Luckily we were able to snatch them again grin

1 swarm, 2 captures_0001.wmv


It wasn't the prettiest swarm shake that's ever been done, but it worked Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2011, 11:04:31 PM »

nice.....so how many times did you get stung?
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2011, 11:13:57 PM »

grin

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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 11:32:25 PM »

Another great video.   applause thanks for the update.

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 06:56:31 AM »

nice catch!!

thanks for the video!!

bees filling the air, can't wait for a couple of swarm calls!!

question??    with a screened bottom on the nuc and the nuc sitting on top of a barrel, how does that affect the nuc when it rains and the top of the barrel is holding water on top of it?
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 07:04:21 AM »

I hope swarm season spreads North this year!! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2011, 07:40:42 AM »

grin

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WoW,  im not scared anymore lol.  cant wait for bees
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2011, 03:02:31 PM »

Two minutes!?!?

Okay, I have to ask. Can anyone else beat that?  Wink

My daughter and I may have beaten that once last year in Alamo, CA. Fairly large swarm gathered on a thin branch of a young tree staked in a front lawn. The tree was probably 10-11ft, but the weight of the swarm bent the branch down to chest height. Daughter held the bucket, I snipped the branch and lowered them in as she closed it with the lid. Out of the car, bees in the bucket and on our way in no time at all. Oh, we did get delayed a bit getting back to the car when we had to stop and collect the $50 that the homeowner insisted we take  Smiley  I learned that it pays (literally) to have a cute kid with you on collections. There were two times that the homeowners gave her money directly and told her to use it as she wished. Pretty cool.
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