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My sister had a bit of a problem when she got off work the other day.
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wow. how did she handle that?
 
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meh..clean out the shop vac and suck em up...

apparently the swarm at our house is doing well in it's new home.
 
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Lloyd George wrote:meh..clean out the shop vac and suck em up...



boooo!

Lloyd George wrote:
apparently the swarm at our house is doing well in it's new home.



much better.
 
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problem? i see free bees looking for a home.
 
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Hey I'm with you I see opportunity there. However my sister used to have and I'm sure she still has a bee/spider dance. I'm sure you've seen it rapidly running inplace slowly rotating elbows tight to her side and wrists flapping wildly, a squeal near the dog only pitch.
 
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so, was that caused by hitting a queen, and getting pheromone on the car?

all the swarms out here are always looking for someplace cool to set up house.
 
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The swarm eventually left, so I don't know if the queen was killed enroute. The car was parked fo several hours so I'm guessing it was just a convenient place to rest?
 
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That swarm is worth about $100. to bee keeper, the cost of a package of bees.
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