o mal, its a swarm!

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    the locus are blooming....so we are trying to do an early pull of just locus honey....so yesterday on the way out to alt's....i hear the man say....o mal its a swarm....i look up the hill and see them swarming....you can hear them...too....so we got to get suited up...he wears a full suit...i only wear a half suit....

    i dont like white boy butt and da man doesnt have white boy butt:

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    o yea the bees:

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    my job is to watch the bees...now in the above pic you can see they are not "balling" or forming one big ball...they are spread out on a couple of limbs...making it hard to find the queen...

    so the goal...place the box under the bees...tap on the limb and all the bees fall into the box...eh?

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    moving fast with a box full of bees:

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    part of the swarm regroups...this happens when the queen has flown from one branch to another leaving for scent:

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    capture and carry:

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