A first for PerryBee!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    For the very, very, very first time in my beekeeping endeavors I caught a special swarm.
    A special swarm?
    Why you ask?
    Because it chose me! :mrgreen:

    I went out to move one of the 30 boxes stacked up in my backyard tonight. I lifted off the inner cover and noticed a bunch of ants scurring about on the inner cover. "Little buggers" I mutter and grab the inner cover and turn it over to knock them on the ground when I noticed something different........ the thing is covered in bees! :shock:
    I look down and I can't see the top bars for bees in the box.
    I have been wondering why the only calls I get are for the difficult ones. Adam Foster Collins caught a swarm in a swarm trap he set out (never happened for PerryBee).
    But all that changed tonight! They moved right in to my backyard and made themselves at home. :thumbsup:
    I will sleep like a baby tonight!

    Cut-out starts at 10 am tomorrow on the old house 10 minutes from here, set the scaffolding up today.
    Life is good!:grin:
     
  2. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    "Even a blind squirrel......? lol

    That's totally awesome PerryBee!
     

  3. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Cool :) Good luck on the cutout!
     
  4. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Woot!!:clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  5. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Nice! It's Perry's time now!
     
  6. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    You should buy a lottery ticket! :thumbsup: Lady Luck is smiling on you! (maybe it has to do with razors! :shock: )
     
  7. Adam Foster Collins

    Adam Foster Collins New Member

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    Well, as I said to you on the phone, I'm glad I caught a swarm in one of my traps first, because you didn't even have to leave you're yard!

    I hope this is just a sign of more fun to come! Good luck with that cut-out tomorrow!

    Adam
     
  8. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    I'll bet you don't (or didn't). You dreamt of bees. :cool:
     
  9. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    That must be the swarm I had that absconded. I offered a 10 buck reward go ahead and package them up and send them back to the prairie. Thanks for finding these lost soles I was very worried.:grin:
     
  10. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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  11. Marbees

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    Congratulations :thumbsup:
     
  12. CeeGee

    CeeGee New Member

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    ...and another reason not to go moving boxes out of the yard :thumbsup:
     
  13. crackerbee

    crackerbee New Member

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    I had the exact same thing happen to me last year,I had a nuc box that had frames sitting next to the house,and a swarm loaded themselves in it,and since being transferred this Spring to a full Lang have grown to become one of my strongest colonies.:thumbsup:

    Gotta love them gimmees...[​IMG]
     
  14. BoilerJim

    BoilerJim New Member

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    Very sweet! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Beeboy

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  16. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations Perry! And yours actually picked a hive box! How cool is that?
     
  17. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Wow! I am in awe! Your sweetness must've drawn them to you! Congratulations.