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Offline G3farms

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Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:32:44 AM »
Was heading into Knoxville to start getting my daughters dorm room cleaned out when I got a swarm call at the Valarium again. I was only minutes away and just happen to have a big box oil came in that I had made into a swarm catching box.

Pretty good sized swarm on the side of the wall in the patio area again. Had to borrow some duct tape and a couple of ladders. The band that was playing tonight had to hurry up and get their gear inside so I could go to work. Scooped the off of the wall and put them into the box and just in the nick of time, it came a huge thunder boomer and gully washer. I guess the gals were just glad to have a dry spot to get into. No time to look for the queen either.

I did not have my camera but several folks did take pics and said they would send them to me, we'll see.

Think I will take a swarm box and stick it on the roof of the building


By g3farms at 2011-04-24
the swarm on the wall, pic by the owner.


By g3farms at 2011-04-24
the oil box that I made into a swarm catching box


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just a shot of the home yard that is starting to grow


By g3farms at 2011-04-24
Comb that the gals had built over night, swarms are in comb building mode.


By g3farms at 2011-04-24
I finally found her in the box, nice looking golden queen.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 11:36:39 AM »
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 01:29:19 PM »
Looks like they found a home on the side of that wall.   Maybe they like the music.

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Re: Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 01:40:01 PM »
Glad your were able to get them. 
Its good to know there are swarms around here.  I have my name with several places, but still waiting on my first swarm call.

James
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Re: Valarium swarm #2 4-20-11
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 07:21:01 PM »
Great pics.  Thanks.    Maybe you should talk to them about putting up some swarm traps on the roof of that building.