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schawee
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« on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:28 PM »

got a call today that they had a swarm of bees on the press box at a school's baseball field.about 2# swarm .I was feeling better and not hurting as bad so I went get them.the other pic with the bees on my hand was swarm#9 that they swarmed out of the nuc I had them in.my brother was there and wanted nothing to do with the bees.i told him to  watch this and I got the caged queen and held it up and they all landed on my hand.my brother said that us beekeepers are crazy grin.i allways cage the queen when I do cutouts or get a swarm.i would have lost the swarm if I didn't have her caged.





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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 10:25:44 PM »

Glad your feeling better Schawee.  I love the third pic.  I hope to get one like that someday, I just have to remember to do it the next timeI catch a swarm.

Great catches.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 11:22:14 PM »

Glad you are doing better too.  You fellows down in La are catching all the swarms.
Haven't seen one yet this year.  Like the bottom pic also.



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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 11:22:23 PM »

Glad you are feeling better.

Thats too cool.....

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 11:26:42 PM »

I like it when you draw them to your had. NOW lets see you tie the Queen cage to your chin and grow a Beard with them.

the challenge has been given.  grin you might make JP jealous with the beard.?

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 05:29:27 AM »

Hey Schawee....Number 10!  Nice job, you're into double digits   Smiley  At least someone is in sight of Bailey's swarm count.  Glad to hear you're still feeling better, but don't get too brave too quick with that back, those darn injuries are tricky.

If I don't get a swarm quickly, you and bailey along with the rest of the Louisiana forum members might ask me to leave the state, I'm not living up to the Louisiana swarm standard. LOL!   laugh

Thought I might of stumbled into one, but turns out it was a false alarm.  Sad  After shaking out Bravo hive, I put the box of comb with a lid on an ant mound to have them clean it out....Came home and had bees buzzing all around it.  I got it off the mound and put in on a bottom board just in case it was a swarm thinking about moving in.  However, when I got in from work the following day, there was no sign of any bees.  I checked it out and confirmed my other theory, they were just robbing out the little bit of honey that was left in there.

Anyway, I finished cleaning up the comb by hosing it out and got it in the freezer.  Hopefully, I'll get it into my swarm traps in the next couple of days.  Bailey is fairly confident that that will help end my swarm drought.  I'm hoping he's right....we'll see!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 06:28:47 AM »

That's fantastic mate! I love the photo of the bees on your hand!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 08:22:04 AM »

Hey Schawee....Number 10!  Nice job, you're into double digits   Smiley  At least someone is in sight of Bailey's swarm count.  Glad to hear you're still feeling better, but don't get too brave too quick with that back, those darn injuries are tricky.

If I don't get a swarm quickly, you and bailey along with the rest of the Louisiana forum members might ask me to leave the state, I'm not living up to the Louisiana swarm standard. LOL!   laugh

Thought I might of stumbled into one, but turns out it was a false alarm.  Sad  After shaking out Bravo hive, I put the box of comb with a lid on an ant mound to have them clean it out....Came home and had bees buzzing all around it.  I got it off the mound and put in on a bottom board just in case it was a swarm thinking about moving in.  However, when I got in from work the following day, there was no sign of any bees.  I checked it out and confirmed my other theory, they were just robbing out the little bit of honey that was left in there.

Anyway, I finished cleaning up the comb by hosing it out and got it in the freezer.  Hopefully, I'll get it into my swarm traps in the next couple of days.  Bailey is fairly confident that that will help end my swarm drought.  I'm hoping he's right....we'll see!  Smiley

Don't feel bad Moots, caught only one swarm last year when I started and was the size of a cabbage ball. Didn't think it was going to be my biggest strongest hive. Its the one I am using to do splits right now. Went there with a paint strainer bag on my head and overalls because I didn't have a suit yet and shook em in a box taped it up a drove home with it. My wife thought I was crazy!  grin They had been there a few days and were pissy but Bailey talked me through it and was the first time I had met him. Good beeks here.
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 11:35:38 AM »

That gives true meaning to the saying," hand full of bees"! th_thumbsupup
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 01:11:19 PM »

Glad your feeling better,Bruce.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 04:23:48 PM »

I've got to do that just once for my grandkids. They already think I'm nuts.

Glad you're felling better schawee.


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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 07:01:30 PM »

That 3rd pic would make a great profile picture.  Love it. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 07:00:09 PM »

Nice bunch Bruce. Got my number three today and tailing behind you and Bailey but got a feeling will have all those boxes filled up quick!
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More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 07:34:47 PM »

no 5 today for the old man
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 08:23:40 PM »

That 3rd pic would make a great profile picture.  Love it. 
That's a great idea.  I agree

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 11:01:24 PM »

no 5 today for the old man

You Bud?? Only 5 so far?? These guys down in LA are doing a killing. I am lucky if I get to catch 2-3 a season.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2013, 11:02:23 PM »

Loved that last photo with the bees on the hand. Hope you are feeling better these days Schawee.

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