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« on: March 05, 2007, 05:24:55 PM »

My son Austin and I caught this swarm by some hives today when we went to make up some nucs.  They were so high I had to put the 14' ladder in the bed of my pick up to get to them.  Austin took most of the pics.

In the first pic look in the pine tree to the right of the hives.















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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 05:30:07 PM »

congrats!
hope it builds up for you good!
was it from your hives or neighbours?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 05:32:57 PM »

I admit it was mine, I was late getting back to them to switch out frames for nuc makeing.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 05:36:52 PM »

That is some awsome pics. GOOD JOB
 :'(I'm jealous
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 05:44:41 PM »

NICE !!! How many lbs of bees?
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 05:49:47 PM »

How can you weigh  a swarm?
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 06:13:26 PM »

was your son excited??  smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 06:19:06 PM »

Ya see. if you weren't slacking with Understudy at the resturant all night drinking and talking you probably would have gotten back in time to prevent that. I tell you that Understudy is one troublemaker.

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Nice swarm. I widh my cut outs were that easy.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 06:29:23 PM »

I did'nt weigh em but maybe 4 # with a good queen i hope.


How can you weigh  a swarm?
get some bathroom scales and whatever you are going to put them in [package box?] , weigh it and set them on the scale and weigh again.

was your son excited??  smiley
Yes he was very excited and help me all the way, even setting up everything.

Yes very bad influence that Understudy is.  Wait till i post the pictures of that. evil
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 06:38:41 PM »

cant wait to see. great pics
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007, 06:46:17 PM »

You and Austin make a great team! Keep up the good work, and Austin ,keep taking pictures so we know what your Dad"s up too! grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2007, 06:48:26 PM »

You and Austin make a great team! Keep up the good work, and Austin ,keep taking pictures so we know what your Dad"s up too! grin

hehe up to. get it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 06:49:58 PM »

Very good josh. grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 07:14:15 PM »

Good job and great pics. Tell the boy he did good. I see you had the same problem I have. How to loop a limb off with the shears and hold the swarm too. I see you used your neck. I've done that, but it's harder with a green oak limb.  grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 10:15:22 PM »

Textbook.
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2007, 10:18:55 PM »

Thanks  Michael. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2007, 02:29:47 PM »

Looks like fun, I'm jealous too.  Maybe when the arctic weather leaves I'll get a chance.  Wish my swarm retreivals were as easy as yours looked.

I also notice that Austin has good tastes....he made sure that your mug didn't make it on any of the pictures tongue grin

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 08:40:37 AM »

Good job those r good pics ur son took. Hopefully everything goes well with it goodluck  grin     afro
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 07:16:15 PM »

nice job! we're still shoveling snow!
can't wait until swarm season.
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007, 03:28:48 AM »

Too easy silver!
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