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Author Topic: First Swarm Catch in Four Years  (Read 809 times)
snmyork
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« on: April 05, 2012, 08:35:17 AM »

On Saturday I caught my first swarm. I have been on a swarm list for two years and have not gotten a call but this swarm came to me.

https://picasaweb.google.com/117794842147379049389/20120331?authkey=Gv1sRgCP2twIugksym7gE#5727892176064166594


We did take some video but it is not edited. I can see why JP loves catching swarms. I had a blast.
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JP
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I like doing cut-outs, but I love catching swarms!


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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 09:26:23 AM »

I'm glad yo had a chance to catch one but for some reason I can't access the picture.

I had a customer the other day telling me about a swarm that had rested on a tree branch in his back yard for a few days. About the second or third day they dispersed and the air was full of buzzing bees as they were heading to their new location.

I told him if that were to ever happen again to stand there and enjoy it, a true marvel of nature. Man, he looked at me like I just got out of the loony bin!  grin


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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 09:44:36 AM »

Try it now I needed  to check settings. One of my other hives started to swarm and ended up going back into the hive but wow so fun to watch.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 10:35:14 AM »

Glad you got a swarm, never gets old to me!!

Good use of an old sheet also.

Set you out a bait hive and you just might catch the swarm that is going to be coming from your other hive in the next day or so.
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see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

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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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 10:37:57 AM »

I ended up splitting that one after I got back home from work. I do have two bait hives set out, just in case.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 12:43:22 PM »

Pic works fine now. Great catch!


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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 01:14:29 PM »

I have been on a swarm list for two years and have not gotten a call but this swarm came to me.
I put my name on every list I could think of last yr and never got the first call.  This yr I have received 3 swarm calls and 2 cutout calls.  And that was before April started.  Keep telling all your friends and family and they'll come. 

Great catch on the swarm.  They're awesome.

James
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 05:51:40 PM »

nice catch,swarms are always fun.        ............schawee
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