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Offline jmblakeney

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Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:45:40 PM »
Got a call first thing this am from the pastor of the First Christian Church in Oak Ridge, TN.  He lives in the home that the church owns.  He said that he had a clump of bees hanging from his dogwood tree in the backyard that had been there overnight.  Bees were very gentle.  

Video to follow tonight.  Made sure i had fresh batts for this one.  ;)

Dont worry G3, JP and Schawee, I am making an initiation video this evening and will upload it first. :-D.
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 07:32:53 PM »
Oak Ridge is no secret any more.   They even have a sign for it out on the interstate.   Glad you got this swarm.

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 09:09:43 PM »
Glad to hear you got an easy peasy swarm catch!!

Your numbers are growing.
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!

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 11:06:16 PM »
Oak Ridge is no secret any more.   They even have a sign for it out on the interstate.   Glad you got this swarm.
No Sir, sure ain't.  They even give tours around some of the places now.  They are tearing down some of the K25 plant, where they enriched uranium.  Lotta history in that city.
Glad to hear you got an easy peasy swarm catch!!

Your numbers are growing.
they sure are , in part by you.  Thanks for all your help you have given.

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 02:25:30 AM »
Here is the video.  Nice gentle bees.  Found the queen fairly quick. 

Michael/First Christian Church of Oak Ridge swarm
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 02:42:31 AM »
Good video, and good swarm catch!

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 05:22:13 PM »
realy nice sized prime swarm add another box or 2 very soon swarms are comb drawing machines  :-D

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 10:35:25 PM »
Great video.

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 12:28:50 AM »
Amazing...wish I'll get one soon now waiting for my bees ordered from GA

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 01:31:04 AM »
Very well done!

That swarm hanging with the dogwood blooms has to be one of the prettiest swarms I've ever seen!



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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 10:11:07 AM »
Thank you all.

Jp, it was a very pretty swarm.   After I got home and seen the smudges on the video I asked my son about it and he said yeah i was sticking my fingers on the lens.   :-\  Oh well just glad he could go with me.  It would've been a very good photo.  I may see if I can get a good still shot off the video.

swarms are comb drawing machines  :-D

I'd reckon.  They had 2 1/2 frames built like this overnight.  Jeez they are busy.
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 10:24:25 AM »
Great video, and a nice size swarm. Good to see no fear in the little guy. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 12:03:14 PM »

Here's a still shot from the vid.


Thanks for Riggs he is fearless,  but he hasn't gotten stung yet either.  That may change his bravery.
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 12:09:49 PM »
Same frame, next day.
 
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 01:09:12 PM »
You must have one heck of a flow going!


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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 10:50:01 PM »
man, sirens dont go off when I shake em what am I doing wrong?

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012, 12:02:51 AM »
man, sirens dont go off when I shake em what am I doing wrong?
That was pretty neat coincidence wasn't it?   :-D
You must have one heck of a flow going!
I'm still not really sure.  I know the apple trees and dandelions are, as well as several types of trees are in bud still.  But I did start feeding them 1:1 yesterday afternoon.

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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2012, 12:44:10 AM »
James

Your photo of the swarm is now my new desk top photo. I just love that swarm and also your son Aiden and how brave he is.

You are very brave yourself starting out and not wearing a bee suit. Guess you realized from watching all those JP video's just how gentle the bees can be.  I am not that brave and I always suit up so I really enjoy watching you guys who don't.

Have fun with your swarm

Annette


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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2012, 11:03:11 AM »
Annette, Glad you like the photo so well.  It was a pretty sight.  Thank you for your compliments.  Making these videos are so much fun.  I hope to be able to keep catching swarms and making them.  Bees aren't as abundant as they are further south, but I never thought I would've had this much activity with bees so far either.  

James
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Re: Secret City Swarm Shake Video
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 12:34:00 AM »
jm,that photo is great.nice job on the swarm.look like you will have a great hive,they don't mess around on getting the comb built.       schawee
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