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Swarm call not too far from the house this time. Melissa called and said she had a swarm down low in a bush and they needed to get gone before the neighbor sprayed them. They were in a small tree on the fence between the houses. Melissa's brother (I think) saw my add on craigs list so she gave me a ring, her sister was afraid I would turn out to be the craigs list killer :shock: .

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nice swarm of about 3 1/2 pounds just about head high.

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after trimming out the swarm, Melissa said the bush was a goner and I could butcher it up as I pleased.

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I held the branch and Melissa clipped it off with the loppers, she was fearless after watching me stick my hands into the swarm. I wanted her to hold the branch and get a pic of her but she refused.

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The girls are getting settled in.

Just got back from picking them up after dark and think I got every bee!
 

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Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.


A lion and honey. We should call you Sampson :lol:
 

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There's nothing like a swarm to show people that happy bees need not be feared.
You gave us a nice selection of pictures. Thanks.
 
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