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New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:16:44 PM »
This one was nice and easy and they have bees in the house I will be removing within the next two weeks.


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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 01:53:30 PM »
enjoyed., as always, how long for them to move in, you may have said but I missed it..dl

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 03:53:55 PM »
Thats how package bees are going to start coming now...sans package!

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 04:53:35 PM »
In all I was probably there an hour. Most of the bees were in the box within a half hour or so but I had to give some a push as some still thought the queen was with them. Included in that hour I checked out the hive in the ceiling I will be removing soon. Had to go into the attic and pet the dog and of course tell stories about my dogs, etc...  :-D


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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 05:06:07 PM »
Thanks jp, never tried that, and was curious about the time..We had temps in the 30s mon and tues, not expecting anything real soon..dl

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 05:22:35 PM »
Not a bad little swarm...good catch!

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 05:32:43 PM »
Nice video JP.

I liked the close ups. You could actually see the wax coming out of the glands on their undersides. Kewl.

Thx,

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 08:08:00 PM »
Nice video JP.

I liked the close ups. You could actually see the wax coming out of the glands on their undersides. Kewl.

Thx,

Jay

Seriously? You could see that? might have to get my spectacles out!  :-D


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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 09:41:42 PM »
That was so, so sweet watching the bees up close finding the box. I really enjoyed that part of the video, plus the homeowner who was getting a kick out of the whole experience. You treat people really nice JP and make it an enjoyable experience for others as well.

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 09:55:19 PM »
Seriously? You could see that? might have to get my spectacles out!  :-D
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JP, based on this video, which was posted elsewhere on this site, I learned about the wax glands.
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If you look at around the 4:00 minute mark, you can make out the wax on some of the bees that are fanning.

Thx again!

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 10:06:04 PM »
JP You post some the most interesting video's! Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 11:13:57 PM »
You are lucking up on some good swarms.    No ladders needed (the best kind). 

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 02:09:58 AM »
Jay, I can see their nasonov glands but didn't see any wax plates being secreted. Will have to look some more.


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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 06:52:01 AM »
awesome as always
like the trailer bet thats handy

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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 09:53:13 AM »
Its not only handy Dave but pretty much a necessity at this point!  ;)


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Re: New Orleans East Swarm On Mail Box
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 10:13:52 AM »
 Yet another good lesson
no need to brush them, just show them the way
Let them be, bees

Make it and they will come

Good one
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