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Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 9:45 am    Post subject: Anybody want some bees?  Reply with quote    

...there's a bit of work involved, mind. There's a swarm in a tree in Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington. It arrived yesterday and is sitting in a tree minding its own business. Any local beekeepers might want to come and get first dibs on it (I guess you have to get the okay from the council) before some ill-informed busybody decides that they want to get it fumigated. I'd much rather see them go to a deserving home than end up lying dead all over the pavement, which is presumably what will happen if any passers by spot them.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

London Beekeepers have a swarm line on 07922 147379.

Lionheart



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
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Location: Cheshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Damn!

And there's me sitting patiently with a bait hive up at the top of the garden having missed a passing swarm about three weeks ago.........!

Bit far to travel sadly

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lionheart wrote:
Damn!

And there's me sitting patiently with a bait hive up at the top of the garden having missed a passing swarm about three weeks ago.........!

Bit far to travel sadly


Nooo, you don't want them city bees with their city ways.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll ask Tim to catch them and bring them home on the 5.30pm from Paddington shall?

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mrs Fiddlesticks wrote:
I'll ask Tim to catch them and bring them home on the 5.30pm from Paddington shall?


My sister's partner once carried a swarm of bees in his motorcycle top box round the North Circular!

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 08 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope they move on before October, when the company I work for is supposed to be moving to a building on Eastbourne Terrace!

spicycauldron



Joined: 28 Aug 2007
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Location: North Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 08 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They need to be dealt with quickly. I think Jo's advice in providing the swarm phone number is spot on.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 08 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
I hope they move on before October, when the company I work for is supposed to be moving to a building on Eastbourne Terrace!


They will move on and find a hole somewhere quickly - I imagine they already have if no-one caught them. Otherwise they will all die.

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