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Online kathyp

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Re: 30 bucks is too much
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2011, 04:02:21 PM »
i just cranked the AC up and went on my way.  the back window was full of bees.  wonder what the people around me thought?
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Re: 30 bucks is too much
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 06:56:06 PM »
I think Kathy hit the right marketing approach: "Retrieving the swarm is free, but some gas money would sure be appreciated" - doesn't sound as much like a "fee" as helping someone help you. (same thing either way, except the psychology and the voluntary part.)
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Re: 30 bucks is too much
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 02:58:57 AM »
I will get a swarm that is only a few miles away for free. (some people want you to pay them...)

If it's much of a drive at all I skip it.  And you have to learn to ask the right questions:

1) how high is it (take their answer and double it)
2) how large is the swarm (take their answer and half it)
3) did you spray it (it doesn't matter that they said "no", the question is, did they hesitate when they said "no")
4) how long has it been there.
5) describe it (you often find out they are NOT talking about a swarm at all, but a colony of something living in something, often a nest of yellow jackets...)
6) if it's not a cluster on something (swarm) but "bees" flying in and out of something, get a description.  Ask it's shiny and yellow and black.  :)
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Offline G3farms

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Re: 30 bucks is too much
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 05:35:04 AM »
ask them to send you a pic of what they are looking at.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

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Re: 30 bucks is too much
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 05:47:00 AM »
>ask them to send you a pic of what they are looking at.

I like that.  I need to move into the 21st century and ask for that. :)
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