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House Bee
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Location: Delaware County, New York

« on: May 26, 2011, 05:37:32 PM »

I just had to give up a swarm because it was too high up in a tree.  It was hanging on a very thin branch about 20-25 feet up.  No way to get it without a cherry picker.  I thought about that bucket on a pole contraption. Maybe that would have worked. Maybe if I could have lassoed the branch and pulled it down? That could have worked too.  But a professional, multiple section, tree pruner would have definitely worked but the swarm would have been smashed to the driveway below.  A tree pruner pole outfitted with a noose at the end could have solved this problem.

Anyone ever heard of this?  Or made one?  I'm mentally designing one as I write but I'd be interested in finding out what solutions to this situation you all have come up with.
Queen Bee
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Location: concord, tn

« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 06:50:16 PM »

shoot the branch out.

painters telescopic extension pole with a bucket on it.

see my swarms and cut outs at

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!
Galactic Bee
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 08:59:54 PM »

Cut the tree down
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