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Offline Irwin

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Talk about lucky.
« on: June 05, 2011, 03:13:33 PM »
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 03:28:11 PM »
Sounds like you have a little gas there Irwin!
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 03:32:35 PM »
Sorry about that I had chili and a beer for lunch.
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 04:06:04 PM »
Ya, that was so cool.   And I bet you were surprised to find that swarm pulling into your lot.

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 04:22:50 PM »
Well I never heard that happening before. Do they ask permission before going in?? Is there fighting inside the hive or do the weak bees just accept this as a gift??

Truly unbelievable!!

Very happy for you Irwin, and so cool that you followed them back to your house.

Very magical


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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 05:10:29 PM »
Yes I was Allen when it was getting close to the house I was going to run in and get the camera to shoot video. It was hanging over the neighbor's house I ran inside grabbed my camera to start shooting video by the time I got back out side they were moving in.
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 05:35:51 PM »
I guess the two queens will duke it out now?!?!

those gals must have been really happy to find your weak hive, they were running into it!

Thanks for the video!
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »
European usurpation?

When's the last time you saw the queen in that colony Irwin?

Congratulations!


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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 07:39:44 PM »
good deal irwin!!   :-D
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 09:44:49 PM »
Great video! I really enjoyed it! Larry

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2011, 09:45:27 PM »
easiest swarm catch ever my friend.good job.       ...schawee
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011, 09:54:27 PM »
That one made me happy, too, Irwin. Very cool.

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011, 10:16:43 PM »
Sorry about that I had chili and a beer for lunch.


Aw heck..you prolly had that for breakfast :)

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2011, 10:49:29 PM »
He did chase that swarm 6 blocks.   

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 03:59:12 AM »
Great footage! I have never seen that. I have all the same questions as the others. Waiting for your update on this hive after your first inspection!

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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011, 08:23:11 AM »
He did chase that swarm 6 blocks.   

 The bee follower Irwin home NO chasing. :-D

 Great footage!!! Irwin and I like it.


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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011, 04:04:31 PM »
I've never seen a usurpation like that.  Very cool, thanks for posting!
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011, 05:51:30 PM »
Irwin are you using that lemongrass oil aftershave again  :-D
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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011, 05:54:41 PM »
Annette the fighting was bad at first had a pile of dead bee's the next morning. Jp I saw the queen last week she was in the upper super had a nice pattern but kinda small I was getting ready to pull every thing apart and nuc them that is why the pitched top was off got started then the wife the you know the one wait till you get something started wife then ask you to go to the store wife. The queen was two year's old. They ain't bringing in any pollen yet. And K9 yes I did and for dinner the night before. I made the chili a little to hot for the wife so I had to eat it all it was made with Elk deer and bear meat.


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Re: Talk about lucky.
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011, 05:56:38 PM »
Irwin are you using that lemongrass oil aftershave again  :-D
No but it could have been the gas from all the chili :-D
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