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Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:36:20 PM »
One Yesterday & one today. Had two other swarm calls today. One went to Emil which I wound up helping on, one other flew the coup before I could get there. The one with Emil I took some footage to possibly share later. Those flew into the rear of a Tire Kingdom about 20-25' up. Emil did a great job getting the queen before they moved into an acoustic ceiling.

Here's some footage of the two I shook.


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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:59:36 PM »
Good video JP.  I think I missed one yesterday here, but with a whole lot of activity on one of the swarm traps, I think I have it.   Can't wait for the second video. 

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 12:03:36 AM »
Great job JP!
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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 12:17:03 AM »
Nice JP.  :-*

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 11:41:30 AM »
JP, do you get many folks that would like to keep the swarms on there property?

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 02:03:26 AM »
JP, do you get many folks that would like to keep the swarms on there property?

I do get a small percentage of people that want to keep bees on their property. In fact I just did a removal this past Friday & met one heck of a guy. Cool guy wants to keep bees, has a ton of land. He now has two hives (I set up) on his property and I will be mentoring him as well as keeping some there of my own.

That video will soon be up.


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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 01:19:24 PM »
Good video JP.  I think I missed one yesterday here, but with a whole lot of activity on one of the swarm traps, I think I have it.   Can't wait for the second video. 

Here it is! Fun Swarm Call At Tire Kingdom In Kenner, La

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 01:53:56 PM »
JP what part of Louisiana you from?

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 03:23:01 PM »
That was really fun JP. Wonderful how Emil got that queen. Curious to know if this was indeed one swarm or two?? Guess the virgin queen, if there was one, gets killed by the mated queen?

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 05:54:07 PM »
Tricky, I'm ten miles from New Orleans. Where you located? I do some hunting up in Talulah.

Annette, for some reason this swarm was all over the place but did finally settle down. We only saw a few drones, literally so I'm thinking she could be mated but the queen was kinda small.


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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 06:39:29 PM »
JP, I'm in the Monroe area. Tallulah is only about 60 miles from me on interstate 20. What kind of hunting?

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 07:15:03 PM »
JP, I'm in the Monroe area. Tallulah is only about 60 miles from me on interstate 20. What kind of hunting?

Deer.

My new favorite show is Duck Dynasty. I believe Jase and I just might be related. When he says there's nothing more exciting on earth than catching frogs I had to chuckle because I pretty much feel the same way.

This big guy was under my stand this past season!


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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 07:19:58 PM »
I went to school with jase and Jess(Willie). I know them quiet well. Been to their house and ate with their family. Their a great bunch guys and gals!! You deer hunt on Tensas refuge?

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2012, 01:30:33 AM »
I went to school with jase and Jess(Willie). I know them quiet well. Been to their house and ate with their family. Their a great bunch guys and gals!! You deer hunt on Tensas refuge?

Yes, I deer hunt on Tensas & Big Lake off Crystal road. We used to hunt there when the road was sloppy and you'd get stuck at least three times if you didn't have four wheel drive, which we didn't.

The bear encounter was on Big Lake, had two come in. The one pictured chewed on my hoist rope. It was awesome!

We watched Duck Dynasty tonight. I'm addicted, I think my wife now too.


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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 11:06:40 AM »
Lol, I've bow hunted tensas for years, theres definately a lot of bears there!!!

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Re: Two Swarms-Today & Yesterday
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2012, 01:21:59 PM »
nice catches there JP and Emil.

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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