Swarm calls 4/05/2020

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DuaneB
Guard bee
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Swarm calls 4/05/2020

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So while tending to my own swarm, I received a call about a swarm in a bush. On the way to the retrieval site, I received a call another call about a swarm of bees in a tree. In a hurry to get things set up for the first retrieval, I forgot to to take a picture of the bees in their swarm ball. But here they are going into a nuc:
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Here is the swarm of the second call:
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Here is the latest in Bee Removal gear. This is my wife. The swarm was spread out enough that they all wouldn't fit in my swarm catch net. about 1/3 of the bees landed on her as she was holding the ladder. They were about 14 feet up in a tree.
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royl
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Re: Swarm calls 4/05/2020

Post by royl »

That's awesome Duane. The busy season has started!!!
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