Swarms and others.

Discussion in 'Bees' started by alleyyooper, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Again I cannot tell youwhpo took the picture in most casesKare or I.

    # of the same swarm.
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    Yikes they are in my fith wheel.
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    :mrgreen: Al
     
  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Random swarm picture.

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    3 of the same.
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    Both sides of the fence.
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    Another random one.
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    Merry Christmas every one Ours is a two day event the eve and the day it's self.

    :mrgreen: Al
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Man I got to keep a camera with more often...... :lol:

    Nice pictures. I love the one on the fence.
     
  4. XLB

    XLB New Member

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    getting them out f your camper there must have been interesting! anyway, enjoyed the pics. :coolphotos:
     
  5. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    The fith wheel doesn't belong to us. We are on a call list so the ownerws called us. I figured they were wasp but since they wetre willing to pay the $25.00 service call we were not out any thing if we got there and they were indeed wasp. :D I even told the people to hook up to the fith wheel and take it to a trailer repair place and tell them they had a :shock: buzzing noise by the pin.
    Any way the owner started removing screws when I saw they were honey bees so I could get to them.
    Wasn't much comb and it was bright yellow so I figured a swarm had just moved in whith in days.

    I carry a small Camera in the pick up all the time. Can't any one say whare is the camera when you want one.

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  6. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Vacum job.
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    Cut the tree down.
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    Shake in.

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  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Another vacum job.
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    Another cut the tree down. It is also intresting that this swarm is at a beekeepers and he didn't want any more than the 4 colonies he had. He also had honey supers on his hives.
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  8. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Cut the limb off and carry it down the ladder.

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    Vacum jobs.
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    Swarm on the ground.
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    And a shake out.
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    The 12 ga shot gun swarm.
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    :mrgreen: Al
     
  9. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Al,
    Those bees in that first picture (post #8) must of been fleeing the neighborhood after seeing all those ugly manicured lawns..... :roll:
     
  10. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    I can not say a bad word about those ugly groomed lawns. I just know my lawn doesn't look like those nor will it. I have gotten so many swarms from places like that it isn't funny. Seems as though most are true tree huggers and can't see the swarms being killed. They can not just leave them be to find their own home because 97% are alergic but don't carry and epi pen. The other 3% had ties to a beekeeper in their past some place and know a bee keeper could make good use of them.


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  11. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Those sure are some nice looking swarms.
    The 12 ga. swarm, did you shoot it out of the tree??

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  12. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    when I first started doingf swarm calls I had let some gfo because they were to high in trees to get at. The fellow that got me hooked on bees in the first place said I should carry a 12ga shot gun for when all else fails.
    The swarm was in a rual area, my 24 foot extention ladder and 16 foot limb pruner would still not reach.
    Out came the 12ga, the drum for Kare. I shot the limb off behind the cluster and they fell still clinging onto the limb which landed nearly on the waiting hive and frames. Kare started her drumming and the flying bees landed in the hive and marched right in, Took about 2 1/2 hours.

    May favorite swarm capture picture. It is a story in it's self.

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    :mrgreen: Al
     
  13. JordanRHughes

    JordanRHughes New Member

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    I find these pictures fascinating thanks for the share.