Thursday, May 28, 2015
Eco-Freak/Horse Lover Hate Mail and the Tractor in Swarm Mode
So I was checking my email from the blog last night (ya I know once a month kinda thing) and I guess I struck a nerve with some horse loving eco-freak who likes to fantasize that she is some percentage Injun (just like Faux-o-hawness Lizzy Warren I guess) and went so far as to claim Honey Bees have no more of a right to be in North America than White Supremest Men like me.
I actually emailed her back to ask if I could use her email in a post but she never answered. I suppose since she sent it to me I could use it anyway but I think I will just para-phrase and go on.
The scary part about it is people like this lunatic vote.
So she goes on about how she enjoys riding her horse through un-touched wilderness and get's so worked up when she sees invasive and introduced plants and animals that have no right to be here. Said it made her sick like seeing roads and homes everywhere and she dreams the day will come when this land can go back to it's natural state.
Honestly my friends I couldn't stop chuckling about her tirade all day. What kind of mental illness would have to be eating away at someone who has the nerve to claim all creatures and plants that have been introduced to America should be removed while admitting she enjoys riding a horse? What kind of person thinks they can form such an opinion without even a rudimentary study of the history she is pontificating about?
Only someone so stupid and wrapped up into their own fairytale land who cannot take the time to find out exactly how her beloved horses got here. That's who. Why I bet she has a picture of a unicorn tattooed some where on her body. Prolly right above her pseudo-Celtic tribal tramp stamp she thinks is Indian art. Excuse me native Indo-Asian immigrant art.
So while I was finishing up some random mulching inside the grape vines this morning and before the rains started up again this afternoon, I had another swarm come out of one of last years hives. I usually don't stress over much about swarms in general and out of year old hives in particular because some hives just need to swarm and often times you do more damage trying to stop em than if you just let it happen.
It was a big swarm and landed in a Cedar tree just inside the sheep pasture. A fine time to put the 8N to work in Swarm catching/Bee hive moving mode.
I used my trusty Home-Made carry all and plopped that swarm down right inside the waiting hive. I had the entrance totally covered up and just put the entire branch with the swarm of bees on it right into the waiting hive after I climbed up the ladder and cut the swarm out of the tree.
It was then just a matter of driving the new hive down to the back hayfield stands and setting it in place. I left the swarm locked inside the hive until late evening and then removed the entrance blocker and took out the branch I had put it inside with. Ain't no place for em to go all night and in the rain so I imagine the queen will begin setting up house over night. I will go down when it clears off tomorrow and put some drawn frames of comb in and get em all set up.
Another easy swarm capture and this will make swarm number six for the year so far.
I have to say so far this has been a damned good bee year. The old established hives should be over flowing with honey soon.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!