First Christian Church, Oak Ridge, TN Swarm

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by jmblakeney, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Got a call first thing this am from the pastor who lives in the home that the church owns. Got there to find a swarm about 2-2 1/2' long x about 8" around or so. Turned out to be a simple swarm shake. The pastor and his wife had plenty of questions to ask and i answered them the best i could. He took some of my cards and said he would be happy to spread the word around at his church. I did take video and will upload it tonight.
    Man, 3 swarm calls, 1 trapout with G3 going on now, and 1 cutout to do with G3 later this week. And its still March.
     
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    jmblakeney New Member

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    Very well done!

    If this was your first time you certainly didn't show it. Congratulations to both you and your son.
    And thanks for posting the viseo. :thumbsup:
     
  4. G3farms

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    Good job there James, just love those easy peasy swarms, nice big one too!!

    Better get an extra box on them they will build like crazy.

    Is that Abbey's man I see in there?? :lol: You know I am just poking a little fun at him so relay it on.
     
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    2012-03-30_08-54-28_694.jpg
    boy oh boy, never thought they could build comb this fast. This and two or three frames just like this was built overnight.
     
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    efmesch Active Member

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    Jim,
    Lovely swarm, lovely technique. Like an old hand at the business. You worked just right, slow and easy,calm and unhurried. The bees showed you their apreciation so far. I hope they build up well and give you a nice crop of honey!
    Nicest of all was that you've started your son Aden on the right foot. He'll be a natural and make you proud (as I'm sure he already does). :clap:
     
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    Jim, you are natural in the company of bees, that's great:thumbsup:
     
  8. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Thank you all so very much. You aver very kind.
    Perry this was actually the second swarm that I have done. I have watched several vids over the past 2 1/2 yrs and taken a lot of advice from G3 as well. It is so much fun.
    I do try and take Aiden on as many as he wants to go on. I don't force him to go, he just kinda overhears the phone call when I get a swarm call and immediately starts asking, can I go, can I go?:thumbsup: It's a lot of fun with him around.
     
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    I think that great. Its awsome that he has no fear of bees. Bet you can't wait till he could hold the box, or shake the branch.
     
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    jmblakeney New Member

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    He also hasn't been stung yet either. The bravery may dissappear when he does.
     
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    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Great video! Thanks so much for sharing!
     
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    I Hope not..lol

    I havent been stung yet too. But I do have over 25hrs in a tattoo chair... Everyone sayse getting a tattoo is like getting stung by a bee ... I am hoping getting stung is like getting a tattoo...lol
     
  13. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    I had some blood work drawn earlier and the lady says it'll hurt like a bee sting. She stuck it in and i said "yikes dadgum, your wrong lady". :grin: I told her that i was a beekeeper and was just stung yesterday and they didn't feel like that. We carried on the conversation for a while and had a great talk.