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Offline bailey

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Swarm in back yard this morning.
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:07:35 PM »
Looked out the back door and a swarm was up in the air got some video of it coming out , landing and getting hived.  Will try to post the links
Bailey

Here comes the swarm

Bailey shakes a swarm

Close up of swarm.


Hope this works. It was a cool swarm  :-D
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 05:16:40 PM »
Awesome!  Thanks for posting the videos.

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 05:27:46 PM »
That is SO COOL! Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 05:40:43 PM »
Guess you were a little late splitting that colony eh? :)

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 06:22:12 PM »
You are a lucky so and so. Must be warmer down there than we are here in Atlanta.  Thanks for sharing the videos. :)
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 06:38:02 PM »
Hey Scott.  I was walking out with smoker in hand when they went off.  Traded smoker for a camera for a bit then went on to making nucs

Had a good day.  Made 5 nucs and with the swarm that's 6. Not a bad few hours work.

I'm waiting on swarm calls to start big time !
Bailey
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 08:12:26 PM »
sho glad you louisiana boys getting yo kinks out early.
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 08:51:47 PM »
Still looking for my first!  8-)
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 09:36:21 PM »
Awesome videos bailey... As always, Thanks for sharing...  :)
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 10:14:26 PM »
Man Bailey seems like your having all the fun. Im still waiting for my first swarm of the year.
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 10:16:59 PM »
Don't worry gov it is going to happen. 
Sometimes my backyard is a swarm magnet!

Bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 10:46:17 PM »
Yea I know what you mean Bailey

Last year this was my swarm magnet. A newly planted peach tree. The swarms wore this thing out

Poor Peach tree!!!!!



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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 10:51:38 PM »
Good video Bailey.  Nice having swarm down where it is easy to get to.  Most of mine last year were 10 to 15 feet.  Did have 3 in a fig tree.  All three in same tree in less than 24 hours.  Yeap got to rambling again.  Good luck with your bees.




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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 03:23:00 AM »
Fun Fun! You can always tell who the beekeepers are in a crowd - since they're the ones who run into the middle of a swarm. (Good call grabbing the camera, too.)
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 11:30:49 AM »
Cool video thanks for sharing Bailey. I'm just up the road from you thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 01:46:04 PM »
Nice set of videos Bailey. I have had bees for 3 years now and I still have not seen a hive exit for a swarm. My wife was in to house last year when the observation hive, in our the closed -in-patio, started to swarm. She could hear it in the whole house and went out there to see it exit. It stayed just outside because the week before I had switched to the QE opening knowing it was going to swarm. I ended up spliting out 2 of the 3 frames to a new hive. I just split the 2 frame hive again this week.
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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 05:27:10 PM »
Great stuff mate!

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 07:49:07 PM »
Hey lazy w.
how old are you and how long you lived in mc comb?
We're you there in the mid to late 80's ?
I attended southwest for a nursing degree.
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 11:53:52 PM »
Great shake, look like you've done that a time or two!  :-D That ipad produced a real good quality video too.


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Re: Swarm in back yard this morning.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 03:26:08 PM »
Really nice set of short videos. I would love to see a swarm in person ... Hoping I'd know what to do with it! Thanks!