Bees on the ark, two by two

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Iddee, May 14, 2011.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Forum member Jacobs and I went to visit forum member Dsnaproll yesterday. Will post about the visit on another thread. This is about catching swarms, and to prove tp Perrybee that Iddee has protective clothing.

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    Two swarms on a boat

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    Iddee in his hooded jacket....."maybe he'll zip it up next time..."

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    Why work for swarms when they are so easy to hive.

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    Getting the last of them from behind the box.
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    From the looks of the last pic those bees must have really worked you!! :lol:

    Just can't beat those nice easy swarms.

    Thanks for the pics!
     

  3. PerryBee

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    where did you get that cool bee brush?
     
  5. PerryBee

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    Hopefully it hadn't just been used for it's actual manufactured doodies, I mean duties.
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    That little scoop has moved many thousands of bees in it's day. It works great in scooping bees during a removal, adding bees to a mating nuc, or scraping a swarm. A very handy little "tool".
     
  7. Bens-Bees

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    Do you have a brush but prefer the scoop for situations like this, or simply use it because you don't have a brush and don't need one because you have the scoop?
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I use a brush "possibly" once a year, when there are only a few bees. Brushing makes them mad. The scoop doesn't bother them.
     
  9. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Interresting. So is that just a cat litter box scoop or is it something that has to be purchased specifically from a bee supplier?
     
  10. PerryBee

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    "doodies" scoop. :mrgreen:
     
  11. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Wal-mart.......