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Old 04-18-2007, 04:09 PM
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Bees

These showed up today at one of our biuldings. This is the second time in 15 years it has happened, but it is always fun to see.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:10 PM
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Holy Cow... Ive never seen a nest that big...
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:39 PM
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It was probably about 4 foot long. My guys just told me some bee keepers came and got them.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:58 PM
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Those are honey bees and it is now that they swarm. I used to get calls every spring from the local police to come pick them up.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:06 PM
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We've received several work orders this spring (as usual) for removal of bees from various school sites. One of our groundsmen at a middle school site is a beekeeper and handles their removal for free just for the bees.

BTW... great pics; thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:13 PM
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Oh man you just brought back SO many memories. I was always the crazy one with a stick. I wouldn't have been dumb enough to mess with those ones though. Well maybe for $100 and a long stick. Ok, ok, can I just throw on rock at them?
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:13 PM
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That swarm is huge 3 banded Italian bees,total value $400 bucks.
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