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Got the call of a swarm in a tree about 12 foot up, already had the 10 foot ladder on the truck from wok the other day. Before I could get out the door Larry calls back saying they are starting to swarm again but a big clump fell to the ground, told him I was coming out anyway. About 5 miles down the road Larry calls again saying they have moved into a rose bush, even better, don't need the ladder. Got there and found a nice little 3 pound or better swarm. Wife got a couple of pics and then got a little excited and missed the video, oh well there is always next time. This is the same yard that James got a call on two weeks ago but they left before he get get out the door.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS18...DvjVQa1PpcFMdnP-dxgEo5NLjo47XybQTRY6R4PEL3Nk=

Tried to get Larry to play in the bees but it was no dice!!:lol:
 

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So how is it all the ones with lots of practice get to shake your bees from ground level, and I end up dangling from a ladder whats the trick?
 

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Awesome. Glad u got 'em. Did you happen to find the original hive? It must be a dandy to throw 2 swarms like that.
 

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Not sure what the trick is, been dangling myself my times. Just lucky I guess.

I always ask how high they are then add 5 feet to it. Still pretty nimble and not afraid of heights so I go after them if I feel safe. There are several ways to get the high ones down, as long as you can reach them.
 

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James I looked around for another hive, this is a pretty old neighborhood and lots of big old trees. Might not have come from the same hive though!!
 

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Real good possibility. After talking with the home owner and getting in close to the bees he just kept coming closer and closer. At one point I thought he was going to ask for the hive to be left behind but he declined.
 
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