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Author Topic: No. 2 swarm in the new yard.  (Read 753 times)
divemaster1963
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« on: March 28, 2013, 10:05:08 PM »

Well I got a call today at noon about a swarm in a new apartment complex in town.  they were not sure about having me out to remove the swarm until they talked to their home office because I was a beekeeper and not a business that had liablity and workmens comp insurance. so I had them call other keepers. I told them they may only find commercial polinators that may have the insurance but they will most likely not want to help you. so at 4:30 they called me back and asked if I would come get them. will I got their at 5:30 and found a swarm at ground level in a small bush. about the size of a soccer ball. I scooped them up by hand and got them into a box. then will I was their I notced bees on the side of the building. will a second swarm or hive found a home in the side of the apartments thru a unsealed hole around the meter mounted to the wall. I looked at the lady and told her she needed to call her office because she has a hive inside the floor of that building and it won't be cheap. she asked what could she do and I said call me back after you talk to your home office and that my cost would be 000.00 amount and the person that I know who does carpentry work will add his amount for repairing and using his company for the removal. so because of her waiting their was originally 2 swarms one small I got and one large that got a new home. now the fun will begin. Oh the swarm I got had a pretty striped qween unmated.  I put them in my other yard on blooming fruit trees. I had pics on my phone but am having problems uploading them to my computer. I will post them as soon as I can.


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 10:51:55 PM »

Great. Pics are always fun.
Keep it up.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 11:04:47 PM »

Love it when they are so nice and easy like that. Good work John

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 07:05:29 AM »

Glad to see some of you guys further north getting some bees for a change. I'm thinking we are going to be real busy on the side line bee removals too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 10:35:40 PM »

great catch
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 11:19:37 PM »

OK. I got the photos uploaded to my computer. here they are. I did not get photos of the other swarm in the wall.  I also got a call today from a church. they just got a new old church started up and were cleaning it out of squatters remains and had bees all over the front of the church. I got there and found a established hive in the front stairs going into the church. I searched with my bore scope and found then to be in the brick stair case in front. I told them that if they wanted them to be removed we had two choices. deconstruct the stairs or trapout. they said probably trapout. they wanted to have service their sunday. I said if they rope of the area and steer clear of the flight path it should be OK. then the minister told them to show me the back of the building. shur enough there was a second hive between floors in the back. It should be easier to get them out so I told them we could remove the second hive completely and trapout the other.

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 10:01:58 AM »

Thanks for the pics.  Make sure to get more for the cut out and trap out.  Great finds, good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 08:43:27 PM »

Nice pics Divemaster... grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 09:14:28 PM »

Nice pics Divemaster... grin

yea I got the Vaseline off the camera lens of my phone. Undecided

John
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