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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.



Two swarms on a boat



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





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



Getting the last of them from behind the box.
 

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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!
 

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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".
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
 
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