Lucky find in the garden - swarm photos
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    Default Lucky find in the garden - swarm photos

    I came across a nice one yesterday while cleaning out the garden.

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    Default Re: Lucky find in the garden - swarm photos

    The good news is I captured it. The bad news is that it came from one of my hives.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Default Re: Lucky find in the garden - swarm photos

    They call that a modified skep technique.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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    Just this one more photo. Taken about an hour before we spotted the swarm. It is clearly visible in the tangle of stalks. We toiled around it for an hour in blissful ignorance. I had donned my veil as I was working near the hives and after a couple of stings I accepted the fact that they didn’t like my weed eater.

    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Default Re: Lucky find in the garden - swarm photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Saltybee View Post
    They call that a modified skep technique.
    I'm not sure who 'they' are. It's the way I've caught them for as long as I can remember. Nobody taught me the technique....I just discovered that it worked pretty well and was.....usually...... painless to everyone involved.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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