caught swarm today 3-22-11

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by schawee, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. schawee

    schawee New Member

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  2. PerryBee

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    Great stuff, keep em coming! I gotta ask, do you ever suit up? :mrgreen:
     

  3. G3farms

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    Nice catch of a big ol' swarm!!

    Can't beat them coming to you to be put up.

    Thanks for the video. i am starting to get real itchy for a swarm call.
     
  4. Iddee

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    Nice catch. How about sending some up this way.The temps are in the 80's today. It's time we got a few.
     
  5. schawee

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    perrybee,it depend on the bees,if they are agressive then i suit up. iddee i will bring you some swarms at buds then you can take them home and let them go.,then you can catch them again :mrgreen: ,,,schawee
     
  6. Bens-Bees

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    I always figure if they are too aggressive, they might not give me a chance to suit up, so I suit up every time, just to be sure for that one time that may or may not ever happen when they all come after me at once.
     
  7. chappie

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    Many folks have thanked me for posting a swarm capture on our website. They say it gives them the confidence to catch a swarm themselves.
    A word of caution: Always wear your veil and when you are new at beekeeping try to have a mentor on hand or someone to help in case things go wrong. Enjoy the videos.
    http://alachuacountybeekeepersclub.ning.com/
     
  8. Iddee

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    Nice catch there, Chappie. How about explaining the jar in the tree a little for the folks on the forum.
     
  9. G3farms

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    Hello Chappie and welcome to the forum :wave:

    Nice video of the swarm catch, thanks for posting!! Hope to see you around.