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Mary Beth's swarm
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:56:03 PM »
This was a really nice sized swarm but the weather was nasty. Wet bees don't like to move much but we finally got them going. **Warning, some PG-13 language in the last scene**

http://youtu.be/Pn2BuWEv8-0

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 01:45:07 AM »
Lol Scott.  That reminded me of a Looney Tunes episode w/her Daffy Duck.

Great catch.

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 09:36:44 AM »
nice one; boy you gota throw you a coupla boxes in that truck
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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:15:45 AM »
pretty neat.
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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 10:45:47 AM »
Nice wet catch!!!  :-D

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 11:19:36 AM »
Hey, I see you had a wet & sticky day! Great catch.

Maybe we'll do a commercial at Bud's for some of Mad Peggy's sweet & sticky bees.  :-D


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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 11:22:26 AM »
I was just thinking you got the wrong colored umbrella :-D :-D

great save in the rain!!
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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: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:04:11 PM »
Thanks y'all! Bud, twice now in the last week I've brought a knife to a gun fight (only had a nuc with me instead of 10-framers) you'd think I'd learn huh? JP, I'd love to make some crazy videos with ya....be thinkin' some up!

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 10:11:14 PM »
good catch yall.love the ending.by the way scott,caught the first swarm of the season,basketball size.this time they stayed put,not like the other one last week.did videoed it and will post it soon.      schawee
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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 10:22:12 PM »
I've been enjoying all of your videos checking out your channel on youtube.  Very entertaining and some great information.  I enjoy watching y'all work together and even involving your son.  Really cool.  My beekeeping mentor's favorite way to catch a swarm was with a plastic bucket like yours.  He drilled 1/8" holes all over it.  He was a pro at "herding" bees with his smoker.  When possible he'd cut the swarm, twig and all, from the tree, drop them in the bucket, seal it up, drive them home and hive them there.  You're only the second person I've seen do it that way.

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 11:59:54 AM »
Beyond, have you checked out the swarm buckets on a long pole? There's a couple of videos on here somewhere...maybe someone knows a link?

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 02:29:35 PM »
I've seen them but most folks only use them with a swarm high in a tree. My old mentor used buckets all the time.  Never shook a swarm into a hive body.  He's an electrician and kept the bucket on his work truck.  Ran into many swarms during his workday.  Kept a full smoker in the bucket in case he needed it.

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 09:52:19 AM »
Cool video scott. I don't think I would have done that in the rain.. too chicken!  I'm still waiting for the first swarm call.

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Re: Mary Beth's swarm
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 04:46:09 PM »
Great video.   

 

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