My next removal

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    wow I like this 1 :Dancing: :Dancing: lol back to mann lakes, I have a order on the way now and now I need another :lol:
     

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  2. Bsweet

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    Dang I hate you :D . Dust me in flour and call me a snobird I'm moving to florida for the winter (not). Do you do removals for monetary reward or is it just for fun and bees? Jim
     

  3. Zookeep

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    Depends on the work, this will be a free 1, so easy anyways (and cause I just want them sooo bad!!!) :lol:
     
  4. Zookeep

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    just got this 1 as well :Dancing:
     

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  5. PerryBee

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    I say we start a "swarm pool", sort of like they do for a football game or some other sporting event.
    How many swarms (not sure if we include cutouts or trapouts, maybe that's a separate pool) can Zookeep catch in a specific amount of time, say 2 months, or maybe 4?

    This is just sooooooooooooooooooooooo totally unfair! :cry: :lol:
     
  6. Iddee

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    Well, Perry, there's summer fun, and there's winter fun. Here's my pickup this morning.


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  7. Zookeep

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    Wow Iddee thats real nice, My sons out now hunting now for hog or deer not sure what 1 he is after, I used to love to hunt just dont have the time needed anymore to put into it, gratz on the kills :Dancing:
     
  8. RE Jones

    RE Jones New Member

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    Zoo, any idea as to why the comb is so yellow in the second picture?
    The hive that I gave to Crackerbee had yellow comb like that. Most of the ones that I pick up are all white.
    Robert
     
  9. Zookeep

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    I would think its age and maybe what ever the girls are foraging at the time.
     
  10. PerryBee

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    My bet would bee forage. :thumbsup:
    When my bees build any comb and the goldenrod is in bloom the comb can be real yellow.
     
  11. Marbees

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    I am with Perry on this one. In my new apiary rich with golden rod, new comb was very yellow, nothing like that in my home apiary where clover and sweet clover were major plants, and new comb is always white.
     
  12. Zookeep

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    Im pulling my ads for a while, Im getting too many calls and cant keep up and I need a break, hard to think this is the slow time of year too, got another hollow palm and a shed call last night with bees in them, also was contacted by a pest control company, the woman that owns it has a hive in her house and she wants me to do all her bee calls, she said she does not like having to kill honeybees, works for me but I need a day off. I dont know maybe Im just cranky cause I been up since 530am and the coffee has not kicked in yet.
     
  13. Iddee

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    No reason to pull your ads. Just go up on your prices until you get a few refusals. Then adjust your price until you have the number of takers you want.
     
  14. Bsweet

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    Agree with Iddee, raise your rates and/or charge for the easy ones, that will slow it down some. Free or cheap will keep you hopping but if they have shell out a few bucks some will slow down on you. I don't even advertise free swarm removal anymore as everybody thinks a hive is a swarm and want em gone for free. Now I leave my card with Real Estate agents and do service work with them. I charge for trap outs and cut outs and property managers or sellers don't mind paying for your work. Jim