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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
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    Sawyer, Michigan, USA
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    After getting off of night shift this morning I had gotten up about ½ hour early to do a split on a couple of hives when I had a lady call me in a panic about a large swarm hanging in a bush by her driveway. She runs a hair salon and was frantic about her costumers. I told her not to worry they are docile in a swarm and I would be right over. I shook them into a five gallon bucket that I have a screen installed into the lid. The swarm filled the bucket 3/4 full and are now happily installed into a full deep in the back yard. She has a feral hive in a large Oak tree in her front yard and she told me it has been active for several years. They are a wonderful looking survivor colonies, and best of all I didn’t have to hang on a 20 foot ladder with a swarm catching bucket on the end of a pole. It’s the first time the bees have given me a break in a long time. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Maybe you'll get a new one there every year. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Coastal North Carolina
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    The easy ones are sometimes hard to come by. Hope you have good luck with them and maybe another easy one next year.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sawyer, Michigan, USA
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    Thanks but I’m hopping that I can get a few more easy ones this year. I’m getting to old to be climbing trees.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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