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Offline rober

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nautical swarm
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:33:31 pm »
a couple years ago the Stl P.D. called in a fire dept ladder truck to to help me get a swarm in the midst of a marathon run. i was called to the local bsnf train yard to get a swarm that rode in from Topeka on a boxcar. BUT today is the best to date. there was a swarm on a barge. after arriving at the barge terminal i was ferried out to the barge on a tugboat. the boat crew watched from a distance while i retrieved the girls. i caught the queen in a clip & put her in a nuc box. this might have been a secondary swarm with a virgin queen because the bees were not attracted to my box like they usually are when you have the queen. so bottom line is i caught the swarm got a ride on a tug on the Mississippi & I got paid. I'll post some photos when I figure out how to transfer the photos to my PC.
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Re: nautical swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 09:55:23 am »
Pictures, yes, we need pictures!

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Re: nautical swarm
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 11:56:41 am »
Great story Rober! That's as good as a rock and roll concert  :laugh: Looking forward to the photo's
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Re: nautical swarm
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 10:14:29 pm »
NNNNice! Man we need a book.. The adventures of Rober and his many Queens!   :laugh:
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Re: nautical swarm
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 04:51:32 pm »
I would read that book. :yes:
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