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Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« on: February 22, 2012, 12:41:00 AM »
Removed a hive from a trailer down in Port Sulphur yesterday. At one time it was a rockin' colony I'm certain with good numbers but looked like they scraped by coming out of winter. Lots of comb not a ton of bees. Didn't fire up the bee vac no need to.

En route to this job got my very first swarm call of the season. They were tightly bound on a chain link fence as it was about 62F when I showed up. Thought they were gonna be pissy but were really well mannered. Took a little while to get them in the box as there were little clusters here and there once I pulled them away from the fence and a vine. All worked out though, about a lb & 1/2 or so swarm.


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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 04:03:42 AM »
Nice one mate. Looking forward to the next ones.

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 03:39:10 PM »
Well, you beat me to the first swarm this year! There's always next year though. Nice job Bro!

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 04:26:21 PM »
good job jp.i bet that would have been a fun job to do when they were booming.like scott said you beat me on the first swarm call too.today i got two cutout jobs  to do for the parish .one is at the juvenile detention center.i guess they served their time and want to bee free :-D        schawee
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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 06:26:50 PM »
JP nice job

lots of nice comb...   good lookng queen...    nice save

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 07:23:57 PM »
Crimson and clover.   Over and over in my head for some reason.   Sweet video JP

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 09:42:08 PM »
Seen most of it will have to try again tomorrow. :'(

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 09:48:13 PM »
JP nice job

lots of nice comb...   good lookng queen...    nice save

Schawee   :jail: X:X X:X


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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 10:24:19 PM »
This was wonderful JP. Such a beautiful hive, beautiful comb. Sweet, Sweet video, You were so calm, so peaceful, and the music was wonderful.

I enjoyed every minute of this video and so glad you continue to present them.

Talk to you soon JP. Hectic stuff in my life right now. Will send a PM now

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 12:41:44 AM »
Nice job JP, it was about a year ago you got me hooked, still enjoy watching the master.

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 09:01:59 AM »
great video as usual JP!

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 01:40:36 PM »
Finally got to see all of it. Thanks JP it is a cool video.

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 11:19:20 PM »
Nice video JP.  Good way to start off the season.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »
I agree with Annette...I like that sweet hive and their calm removal. And I think that crimson queen may be the prettiest one I've ever seen.

Hi, JP!

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Re: Port Sulphur Bees & First Swarm Of 2012!
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 06:51:44 PM »
Hi Liz!


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