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Offline jelder

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bees and Roofs
« on: November 20, 2012, 03:41:59 AM »
got a call last night from a friend who said a swarm had taken up residency in his roof.  went round and found the entrance point.  then went into the roof space to see if i could get it from there, no such luck.  then proceeded to climb onto the tile roof and using those yet untapped skills that all bee keepers have, removed the tiles above the colony.  at some stage i must have got the queen because after about an hour the bees started to go into my bee box of their own accord.  eventually got the majority in (swarm of about 2000-3000 bees) and then put back the tiles, good as new! who would have thought.  if i give up my current job its good to know that another career opportunity has possibly opened up.
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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 06:44:58 AM »
Well done Jelder.   :th_thumbsupup:   What is your current job?

Please share your secret for how to count bees.

Lone

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:16 AM »
Current job is bee diviner...

Offline Birdswood

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 03:51:58 AM »
Bee counting secret Lone...fingers and toes!!!  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 05:13:06 AM »
Now you got me, birdswood.  How many fingers and toes does a bee have?  :needhelp:

Mek, are you saying Jelder holds forked hive tools over roofs? 

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Offline prestonpaul

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »


Please share your secret for how to count bees.

Lone

Count all the legs and divide by 6



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Offline bernsad

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 03:51:00 AM »
If you wanted to do it quicker you could count only the left legs and divide by 3. :-D

Offline Mek

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 10:49:20 PM »
Yes Lone, he runs around with a giant fork and says dig here...

Offline Lone

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Re: bees and Roofs
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 09:15:50 AM »
I do not have a very good history of how to count insects.  We had to guess the number of dung beetles in a jar at the show a couple of years ago and unfortunately I must have been inaccurate because I didn't win the jar.

These Taswegians sure can count good.  There is always someone in Tassie saying how many tassie tigers there are in the scrub but everyone else thinks there are none left   :lau: 

I suppose Jelder can find bees but did someone get him a ladder to get down from that roof?! 
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he runs around with a giant fork and says dig here...
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