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External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:27:10 AM »
This one was a lot of fun. I removed these for a fire fighter, very gentle bees on a very windy day.


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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 08:47:09 AM »
always enjoy watching  these, thanks again,,dl

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 10:03:05 PM »
Nice juggling act, putting those combs in the frames by yourself.

Love your slow, deliberate movements.

As always, thanks for posting!

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 10:09:02 PM »
Nice juggling act, putting those combs in the frames by yourself.

Love your slow, deliberate movements.

As always, thanks for posting!

Jay

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 12:24:23 AM »
I learn something every time I watch you.

Thanks,

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 12:33:46 AM »
great save there true friend :-D      ...schawee
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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 02:19:42 AM »
Thanks True friend!  :-D


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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 10:42:36 PM »
Great video

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 04:40:29 PM »
I too always enjoy your videos!

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 09:26:00 PM »
JP, I really enjoy your videos and have learned tons from watching. One question. I have noticed on more than one occasion that you have held the palm of your hand about a 1/2 inch away from the nest/swarm you are about to retrieve. Are you just trying to gauge the bee's temperament or is it something else?     
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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 12:09:51 AM »
This was such a sweet removal. I so much enjoy watching you work JP with your slow, calm movements.

Thanks for sharing once again

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 12:47:58 PM »
JP, I really enjoy your videos and have learned tons from watching. One question. I have noticed on more than one occasion that you have held the palm of your hand about a 1/2 inch away from the nest/swarm you are about to retrieve. Are you just trying to gauge the bee's temperament or is it something else?     

You got it right.

If they are acting unusually runny, I spray them some with sugar water as they may be a dry swarm that needs feeding. In my experience spraying a runny swarm with feed seems to calm them a great deal.

After I spray with feed I like to wait several minutes to a half hour before shaking them, if I have the time.


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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 03:53:10 PM »
Doesnt look like from the number of calls youve had, that free time is in abundance.

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 04:55:29 PM »
 I often keep strange hours.


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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 03:34:38 PM »
very nice
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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 03:48:42 PM »
silly question JP, but do you requeen all those cut outs and swarms you retrieve?  Im a newbee and have recieved alot more calls than expected this year, I am in Texas near Fort Worth and we do have AHB here, all but one removal has been very calm. 
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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 04:26:39 PM »
Another great video JP!  How many swarms have you got in your area this year?  Swarms are few and far between here this year due to the never ending rain I guess.  :-\

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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 01:44:17 AM »
Jason, I rarely ever have to requeen any hive in my area. Smoke eater not quite sure how many swarms this season under twenty I believe.


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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2011, 02:42:56 AM »
So does the cajun bee out perform and displace the AHB?  :-D
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Re: External Colony On False Cherry Tree
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2011, 08:36:19 AM »
Jason, can't answer that one. I'm just glad at this point in time I'm not hearing more about them in my neck of the woods.


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