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Offline schawee

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catching a swarm two different ways
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:01:17 AM »
had fun with this one. :-D        ....... schawee      SWAEM caught twice
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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 07:13:18 AM »
good video, how long did you stand there waiting for them to cluster around the queen?
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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 07:54:42 AM »
You took it too the top with this one
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  ate

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 09:09:42 AM »
That was very cool Schawee. Thanks for posting. Did you put them back into the same box as the first time?

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 10:08:56 AM »
Guess I'll have to do that now. You set the bar on this one Schawee. Very cool and well done "good friend".  ;)

Hey that swarm was bigger than you told me.


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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 01:09:22 PM »
great job :-D

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 01:27:09 PM »
Schawee,
You are the man! That was awsume. That is a great video.
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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 01:53:58 PM »
Guess I'll have to do that now. You set the bar on this one Schawee. Very cool and well done "good friend".  ;)

Hey that swarm was bigger than you told me.


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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 06:38:51 PM »
That's cool Schawee!

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 07:13:11 PM »
Ooooo. Totally wonderful. I love your description of what that felt like.

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 07:15:20 PM »
watch jp, cajun, mite hurt himself trying to top that. dat boy loves his spotlite
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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2011, 08:31:14 PM »
You look like you had fun there.   Great video.

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 09:47:31 PM »
Awesome !!!

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 09:56:56 PM »
I can't do a bee beard, I guess I could but a bee beard on top of a full beard, I don't know about that! Great video Schawee!


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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011, 11:40:01 PM »
 glad yall liked this . i had fun with them.twt it took about 25 minutes to get most fo the bees to land on my hand.vmartin i did put them back in the same box. checked today and they are still there and started to build some comb.i will let the queen out tomorrow.jp it just looked smaller on the branch but it got heavy just trying to hold them that long :-D          .......schawee
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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 08:38:09 AM »
FANTASTIC, SCHAWEE!!!!!!!  You make it look sooooo easy. ;)

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 09:17:17 AM »
Great job schawee.

I saw that done once in a swarm demonstration at our local bee clubs fun day before I ever had bees and was memorized. It sealed the deal for me for wanting to become a beekeeper and will be a memory I keep forever. Your video brought back cool memories. Reckon I'll have to try it on a swarm myself sometime when I have an audience of kids watching.

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 12:31:05 PM »
Much appreciated Schawee!

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2011, 03:33:28 PM »
That was fun to watch Schawee and would be a great teaching video for people. It would be fun to place that queen catcher on different parts of the body and see what it looks like.  :evil: :evil:

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Re: catching a swarm two different ways
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2011, 11:01:32 PM »
Schawee,
was there some virgin queens in that swarm they may have wanted to leave with? Or possibly multiple queens?