View Full Version : Swarm retrieval
05-17-2007, 11:50 AM
Pic of a local getting another swarm out of tree.
05-17-2007, 12:06 PM
Thats a long pole!
05-17-2007, 12:51 PM
No this is the long pole prior to cutting two of the sections off.
05-17-2007, 12:54 PM
And since that beek complained about not being able to see his face here is that one also. I forget the exact words he was uttering but they were such that his kids would say "Dad!"
05-17-2007, 06:49 PM
I like the bucket idea, and I was thinking, if you were to make a swivel mechanism to hold the bucket (kinda like the bucket on a bucket truck), so it doesn't tilt when you bring it down, that might be better...however, I do understand...when you have to catch a swarm, you do what you gotta do!
05-17-2007, 07:25 PM
The bucket works okay, but on the end of the 14 foot closet poles, it gets to be like wrestling an anaconda! If they are WAAAY up I actually try to tilt it over as much as possible without dumping them out because it seems to slow down the exodus from the bucket.I saw a swarm catcher in the Thorne catalog that has a wire ring thing at the top with a bag on it so it would be much lighter and the bag unties at the bottom and you could dump them that way. I am not too cool with climbing ladders , so if I can rig it to reach , I try!
05-19-2007, 06:43 PM
I hate ladders... especially those cheap painter ladders....
05-20-2007, 06:12 PM
Nice bucket retriever. :)
05-21-2007, 02:04 PM
good pics...especially the last one.