What a swarming good day

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zulu, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    I was in a meeting with Guilford College people when they got a call about a swarm on Campus - turned out to be a false alarm, but Iddee was on standby.

    Just finished my meeting when Iddee called back to say
    he had a real swarm callout - did I want to come - DID I ???

    Went home changed out of my suit and tie and into work clothes and watched Iddee take down his third Swarm at Locust & Honey.... found two queens in the swarm..... He certainly knows how to spot them.

    Just packing up in the truck and Rob calls , he has another swarm - second of the day..... Iddee had already captured one at 7am this morning.

    Big ball of bees, about 16 ft up same place as this morning.

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    Long story short - chain saw was needed after the first ball dropped off the limbs and we had 10,000 bees making like jet fighters..... after 20 minutes they settled,

    Rob covered in bees after the ball dropped off the limb

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    Iddee cut it down and put them into a 10 frame box, but a bunch settled back on limbs up top. So a second cut was needed after they would not fly even with Fischers Beequik....limb was brought down and they marched nicely into the hive ....when Iddee spotted another small queen ..... two swarms with two queens in one day

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    Wally the Bee Whisperer

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    It sure is fun having mentors like Iddee and Rob...I learn plenty every time.
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    What a good day and none better to learn from!! Good job on getting the swarms and and good job on the mentors also.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    thanks for the pictures....
     
  4. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Makes me want to move to NC! :Dancing: :mrgreen: :yahoo:

    Nice job and thanks for the pictures!