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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will capture a honey bee swarm.


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Here are some articles on this.
 - How to Catch a Swarm of Bees
 - Intro to Capturing and Installing Bee Swarms
 - Capturing a Bee Swarm







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - capture a honey bee swarm
      - swarm is on a branch or something; move it to a box and then to hive box

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a two minute video of you rescuing the bee swarm
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Here is my entry for swarm catching. One of probably 100 I’ve done over the years. A little unusual circumstances, because they had been out in a storm. But they recovered within - few hours once they warmed up, the queen survived, and they went on to be a great colony.

Filmed this a few years ago.



Edit - realised this is supposed to be a reply to the swarm catching thread, not bait hive thread. Sorry
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here is me relocating a swarm i do many of these every year

and a folowup
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I hereby certify this BB complete! Congratulations on your first BB and your new Animal Care air badge

 
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Here is me capturing a swarm from my hive. Now I have two hives! 4 months later both are alive and well.
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Note: We need to see it moved into a hive box.

 
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Lot of natural fireworks this 4th of July. Not only were the Fireflies and Lightening Bugs amazing, A swarm of bees moved in, in the early afternoon. I'd like to add one of my most favorite experience in life is standing inside of a bee swarm, the feeling in the air, the sound the site is sensory overload. Thousand of tiny creature flying around in controlled chaos. Lovely

I was lucky, my partner, little sis and brother were all here to also witness it. :)





Here is a link to my livestream of me collecting the bees.
Video of me collecting and putting the bees in a box

It's always good to Bee Aware. :)~


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Me and the Swarm
Me and the Swarm
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The Swarm
The Swarm
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Going into the temp home,
Going into the temp home,
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In their new home
In their new home
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