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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 rescue 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:
  - rescue a honey bee swarm
      - swarm is on a branch or something; move it to a box and then to hive

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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I certify this BB complete!

 
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here is me relocating a swarm i do many of these every year

and a folowup
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

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

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