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« on: September 06, 2012, 02:26:40 PM »

I got a call from an Atlanta based tree company doing work in our area because of hurricane Isaac. They said the home owner hired a bee guy who came out the day before and injected dust into the cavity of a large water oak. He was apparently there for ten minutes and promised no bees would be present the next day.

His fee was $300.00.

He induced a swarm which I wound up catching in this video. The swarm seems healthy and in fact I combined it with a queenless swarm and a queenless colony both of which I caught/removed yesterday.

The main cavity where the dusted hive was still had bees flying all around and I had to make sense out of that as well. The tree, the fence and the ground around the tree had white dust everywhere.

The tree company learned a lot about honey bees this day and developed a new appreciation for them. I was happy to help them and the event left me feeling good as well.


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Removing A Swarm Of Honey Bees For A Georgia Tree Company

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 08:30:14 PM »

I glad there was a queen in there after the hive got dusted.   And in the first minute of the video, that is how a Georgia boy climbs a tree to set a deer stand.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 09:15:06 PM »

Good save for sure, hope they make it.

I like the pic at the last of the video with the fella waaaay out on the end of that bent tree.....yeee haaaw!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 11:02:16 PM »

Allen, only problem with climbing trees that aren't to be cut down with spikes is it hurts the tree, so I am told.

G, that dude was an animal up in that tree! He obviously feels very comfortable standing upright 40', 50' whatever up there next to the clouds.


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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 11:13:00 PM »

 the key is never look down till you stop climbing.  shocked

Its the sudden stops when you hit the limbs on the way down not the fall its self.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 11:23:00 PM »

People always say don't look down but the first thing on your mind is looking down.  Wink


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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 11:38:46 PM »

I really liked this video. Still excited when finding the queens JP grin So am I when you find them


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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 11:40:55 PM »

Thanks Annette!

I was just thinking I haven't brought out the red parasol lately. Will have to soon.  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 11:41:41 PM »

Is it still in one piece JP?
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