View Full Version : A small swarm catch with some comedy thrown it for good measure
08-10-2011, 08:24 AM
I have no idea how I didn't get stung after the treatment I gave them!:eek:
08-10-2011, 08:58 AM
Ooh, bee careful there!!! Congrats on getting the queen in the nuc!!! How'd the ER visit go? :D
08-10-2011, 09:40 AM
wow! i'm speachless! i was surprised that you had no veil on...but you had a queen catcher! next time...if there is one...you should give the branch a good hit with your fist (not the cardboard box ;-). i can't believe you didn't get stung! i bet that you were glad it wasn't a 3lb swarm!! thanks for the entertainment!
08-10-2011, 02:49 PM
I am at work.....creeping on the forum....having a terrible day....and then this post comes up. Thank you so much for this....it made my day.
08-10-2011, 04:13 PM
Thank you for this. Now I remember that I forgot to order a bee brush. And a queen catcher! very cool.
08-11-2011, 06:55 AM
mcdermottn: The branch was too big to shake or hit, plus swarm was all around it so I thought I'd try it with the "box-smack" method. Live and learn :)
I was fully expecting to get stung but didn't! Maybe I should have gone out and bought a Powerball ticket after that catch. I knew the cardboard nucs were wax coated but didn't think they were so slick!
08-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Go to my web site sdlins.com, for .60 per day I have a good accident membership just in case next time it is you going off the ladder instead of the bees.
09-08-2011, 04:18 PM
That was like a Benny Hill clip in slow motion - It made my day. My favorite part was when you blamed the 2nd drop on the ladder.