swarm call

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by riverrat, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I have not had near as many swarm calls as in the past. Just got my 2nd call this morning. The swarm has been hanging off a parking lot pole at the VFW. They said they been there a week. These ole gals might get a bit testy. We will see if shorts sleevless shirt and flip flops work on this one. :D
     
  2. letitbee

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    Good luck...don't forget the Benadryl!!
     

  3. G3farms

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    :rolling: :rolling: :chased: :rolling: :rolling:

    better take a sprayer of sugar water with you!!
     
  4. PerryBee

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    And maybe an ice pack in case they get those shorts :shock: :lol:
     
  5. Iddee

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    We are waiting. Did you get them, or did they get you?
     
  6. Hobie

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    Benedryl? Heck, don't forget the camera!
     
  7. Bsweet

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    Well if Rat wasn't on the wagon I'd say he got sidetracked at the VFW and he and the bees where still there. Jim
     
  8. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I didnt get out of the shop yesterday in time to go get them.Figured I would get up this morning and pick them up. Now we got a thunder storm going thru so maybe this afternoon I can get out there. In reality I was just wanting and waiting for the right moment. Where conditions couldnt be any worse to mess with bees. I kind of look at myself as a knight in shining armour for the bees. No scratch that more like a crash test dummy for beekeepingforums.com :drinks:
     
  9. G3farms

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    Bees before the storm, they would be grateful for a roof over their heads.
     
  10. riverrat

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    Thats my strategy. :beg:
     
  11. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Well then in that case remember the camera!! :lol:
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Hey Rat:
    Just let us know how many times they told you they were "grateful" for putting that roof over their heads. :mrgreen:
     
  13. G3farms

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    .......and be sure to wear your flip flops, would not want you to get your boots wet.
     
  14. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    He needs to wear flip-flops so he will have fingers AND toes to count the tickles.
     
  15. G3farms

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    Rat are we helping to build up you confidence yet?!?! :lol:
     
  16. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    its working Im almost to the point to go Iddee style with no shirt on. Dont want that to get in the way of them embracing me for comming to the rescue
     
  17. riverrat

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    Well I went over this afternoon ready to pick up a mean swarm. Got there and there was about a cup full of bees. No queen and no wax being drawn. My guess is they are some left over from a swarm that landed there in the recent past.
     
  18. G3farms

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    those were probably the scout bees that did not get back in time to catch the bus.
     
  19. milapostol

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    A week? Is that normal? I was told that a swarm had about 3 days to find a new home.
     
  20. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I have seen swarms that have stayed only an hour or so before moving on to there new home. By the same token I have seen them start building comb where the balled up. Due to not being able to find a suitable home. weather could be bad not allowing them to fly or a number of things. A good rule of thumb the longer they are homeless they more likely they are to light you up when you hive them