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Author Topic: Swarm #3 - on the rack! We'll see for how long???  (Read 511 times)
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« on: April 04, 2013, 10:10:21 AM »

Have a sister getting married this weekend at one of my other sister's house....So the family "to do" list has been fairly long and time consuming for the past couple of weeks.  Pulling up there yesterday afternoon to help out when I got a call for a swarm about 35 minutes away.  Decided to squeeze it in...grabbed my nephew and headed out.  The weather was pretty dreary and we didn't have a whole lot of daylight left.  Luckily, it was conveniently located, about 5 feet up in a Bradford Pear tree. 

I was a little disappointed because it seemed very small, based on her description I was expecting it to be bigger.  shocked  Imagine that!  laugh

However, looking back at the picture, Yeah, it's small, but not quite as bad as I remembered it.  We'll see....I gave them some old brood comb drizzled with honey and a quart of sugar water.  It was after dark by the time I got them home and the weather is fairly nasty again today so maybe that will discourage them from leaving and they'll decide they want to say.

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 10:26:03 AM »

Congratulations again.  Looks respectable and as the weather cools the swarm contracts to preserve warmth.  It could be a bit larger than it looks.  It's almost getting old hat for you now isn't it?   Wink

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »

Congrats Moots. Looks like a nice swarm.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 12:44:34 PM »

Way to go Moots.....like the way you threw everything to the side to go get the swarm, that really shows where your loyalty is....throw the family under the bus for a swarm of bees.    lau lau
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 12:52:30 PM »

Way to go Moots.....like the way you threw everything to the side to go get the swarm, that really shows where your loyalty is....throw the family under the bus for a swarm of bees.    lau lau

  laugh You got it rbinhood...it's all about priorities, every man for himself! lau 

Just joking....All the family duties were taken care of after the bees, It just meant I had a little later night than I anticipated.  However, it was worth it,  I'll do the same thing again today if the opportunity presents itself.  grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 12:54:43 PM »

Way to go Moots... Your family must be a little more understanding than mine...Long list of things to do and you still make time to get the swarm in bed before dark... one cool cat cool afro Smiley ... Keep it up and you are going to need more property...
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 01:39:59 PM »

... Your family must be a little more understanding than mine...

B,
I'll share a little invaluable rule of life...."It's easier to get forgiveness than permission!'  grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 07:22:29 PM »

like a pro, good job.tomorrow go look for the queen.i have confindence in you that you can find her .
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 08:16:43 PM »

Agreed moots. Much easier to get forgiveness than permission. But i am pretty sure my wife might be part elephant cause she never forgets... grin Just Joking ...The just joking part is in case she reads this one day.  evil  Hope all is good and will talk with ya soon...
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 09:59:22 PM »

Agreed moots. Much easier to get forgiveness than permission. But i am pretty sure my wife might be part elephant cause she never forgets... grin Just Joking ...The just joking part is in case she reads this one day.  evil  Hope all is good and will talk with ya soon...

Got darn B....You're either a braver man than I am, or not nearly as smart!   Smiley

Any man willing to say his wife is "part elephant".....WOW!  That takes a lot of hutzpah...just too many chances for a woman to misunderstand that or take it wrong. lau lau lau

Schawee, I'll probably be too busy with preparing for my sisters wedding to look for the queen...but honestly, I don't think I'm ready to be able to find her yet. Plus, wanted to give them a little time undisturbed to hopefully get anchored.  However, I did order me some queen clips....when I do finally spot one, I'll be ready.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 10:15:00 PM »

LOL... Yeah i guess that could be mistaken for something a little different than intended...  drowning  jaw drop pink elephant  and then shes like whip   
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