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BEEKEEPING LEARNING CENTER => HONEYBEE REMOVAL => Topic started by: Robo on February 15, 2009, 11:26:57 am

Title: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on February 15, 2009, 11:26:57 am
The goal of the Swarm and Bee Removal Map is to provide a means for people with bee "issues" to find help near them.  In keeping with our non-commercial ideology the mapping system was developed to promote members that support our forum (participation-wise, NOT monetarily) and not just promote those who join just to get their information on the map.   In addition to promoting our members,  it is imperative that the information on the map stay current, and that members can update their information in a consistent and easy manner.

Any member can submit their information for the map.  But to show on the map,  the member must have at least 30 posts in the forum, have logged into the forum at least once in the last 30 days, and have verified their map information within the last year.

All of these criteria are maintained and monitored by the mapping application,  so if you do not meet one or more of these,  you will not show on the map.  But once you meet all the criteria, your information will automatically appear on the map without any additional actions required on your part.

Example 1: You only have 20 posts in the forum, but you want to be listed on the map and submit your information.  Once approved, you will not show on the map initially,  but once your post count hits 30,  your information will automatically show. 

Example 2: You are listed on the map and stop participating in the forum for a couple of months and your info falls off the map because you don't meet the "active in the last 30 days" criteria.   You return to the forum 3 months later.  Once you return,  your info will automatically appear on the map and the 30 day clock starts again.

Example 3: You are listed on the map, but fail to verify your information on a yearly basis.  Once the your info is verified and approved, you will appear on the map again.

Yearly Verification:
Yearly verification emails will be sent to the email you register with at the 12 month mark. a 2nd reminder will be sent 2 weeks later.  You will be removed from the map 2 weeks after the second notice if your information has not been verified.  It is important that you whitelist administrator@beemaster.com if you use a spam filter to guarantee you get the verification notices.

There are also different color markers on the map to identify a members standing within the forum

(http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_orange.png) - Super member - Those members with more than 1500 posts
(http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_red.png) - Dedicated member - Those members with 500 - 1500 posts
(http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_blue.png) - Active member - Those members with 30 - 499 posts

You can visit the map and add/update/remove your information by using "bee removal" in the menu bar or buy clicking here (http://www.beemaster.com/forum/removal/).

Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: JP on February 15, 2009, 06:01:24 pm
Great job Rob!


...JP
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Brian D. Bray on February 17, 2009, 10:09:49 pm
This is really a fantastic update.  I applaud you for all the time and effort you put into the project.  I'm really impressed with the pop up when you put the cursor on a flag, nice big easily read letters with all pertinent info. 

Excellent.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: KONASDAD on February 18, 2009, 03:22:06 pm
Robo- great job. I do have a question. Since NJ is small, how will people find all of the flags for individuals? If I am on the map, I cant find myself for example. I might just be ahead of your posting.....
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on February 18, 2009, 07:48:16 pm
Robo- great job. I do have a question. Since NJ is small, how will people find all of the flags for individuals? If I am on the map, I cant find myself for example. I might just be ahead of your posting.....

The map supports the normal google map controls for zoom/pan.  I picked the default zoom to fit the whole US since that seemed like a logical place to start.
(http://www.beemaster.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3724&g2_serialNumber=1)

NJ is no different than any other state as far as zoom level.  People will overlap if they live in close proximity to each other.  With a little zooming and panning,  folks can find all the beeks in their vicinity.

(http://www.beemaster.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3720&g2_serialNumber=1)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kathyp on February 18, 2009, 08:09:46 pm
now, everybody find this page on google and hit it.  we want to get it moved to page 1.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: KONASDAD on February 20, 2009, 11:36:57 am
"People will overlap if they live in close proximity to each other."
Uhhh, thats all of NJ!

Thanx as usual and awesome job.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: beemaster on February 20, 2009, 03:33:12 pm
Konasdad:

Zoom in close and will quickly see that EVEN NEIGHBORS will spread apart on the map, but you are so right about our garden state - it could be just ONE BIG BUBBLE if you scroll back just a bit. It is an amazing map, I wonder if NEXT we'll have Google Type driving direction  X:X for all that Robo had done!

This has been a major pet project for him a very long time and it shows cause each time I see it, it is better and more informative with ease of operation to the member joining the list.

Great Job Robo - this is a great service to the members.

Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Understudy on February 20, 2009, 06:06:43 pm
Now let's make it real fun. Everyone start sending Robo the address of each removal and swarm you deal with and we make that map really interesting. Please note this idea is not endorsed by Robo.  :evil:


Sincerely,
Brendhan
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on February 20, 2009, 07:44:05 pm
Now let's make it real fun. Everyone start sending Robo the address of each removal and swarm you deal with and we make that map really interesting. Please note this idea is not endorsed by Robo.  :evil:


Sincerely,
Brendhan
:-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on May 08, 2009, 12:35:06 am
I like that idea of posting where the swarms were and how it all went down.  I bet after a few years if not sooner we would see patterns in the bee colonies.  I think that swarm catching is the greatest thing ever right now.  But I am also interested in queen rearing!! I second that idea of swarm maping.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on May 08, 2009, 08:02:29 am
I like that idea of posting where the swarms were and how it all went down. 

On my todo list but definately won't happen this season, maybe next.


Can use a little brainstorming on the data to take.

I'm thinking:

Name
Location
Date
Type (swarm, cutout, trapout)
How long it was there
Link to detailed write-up
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on May 08, 2009, 12:15:36 pm
Maybe as a new bee I could do some grunt work for ya.  If that's possible... I'm up for the challenge.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: nella on May 08, 2009, 01:45:06 pm
It would be interesting if there was a way to tell if the swarm is a feral or domesticate. It would give a guide as to the wild bees in the area.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: applebwoi on July 13, 2009, 02:23:31 am
Added my info last week and got the admin approval but my location wasn't on the map.  Then I saw the "conditions" required so I guess I'd better start posting to get up to the required 30.  I've been a member for over a year but guess I've just been a lurker since I'm so new at this and have seldom felt confident enought to make any suggestions or informed comments other than " I love beekeeping!".
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Natalie on July 13, 2009, 11:49:00 am
You can participate in threads without having to give advice, have fun just having conversations with people.
Alof of this forum is about forming friendships with other members.
Asking questions will also help you learn and gain confidence.
You should also add your location to your profile.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: D Coates on January 29, 2010, 11:32:32 am
I added my info a few months ago, how often is this updated?  I know one of the people listed in my area (KC, MO) has moved to upstate NY a year ago and I'm hoping to get added by the time Spring hits.  Is there something else I need to do?  I'm a little embarassed about looking pushy with this post, so please take it with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kathyp on January 29, 2010, 12:56:40 pm
well!!  the nerve of you!!   :evil:

 :-D i can't answer your update question, but also list yourself on places like cragislist, at your local feed store, etc.  there are other bee sites that will list you, so scout them out.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: D Coates on January 29, 2010, 01:58:06 pm
I'm already on various sites but I figured the more the better ;).  I haven't done Craigslist for swarm removal yet but I'll try it this year.  I like this site and the way the map here works but it doesn't appear to be active.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on January 29, 2010, 10:33:52 pm
Eivindm usually does the updates,but he has a very busy work schedule and has a young family that i ma sure has to take it's priorities in his life.
You can post here to update:
http://forum.beemaster.com/removal/swarmmap.php (http://forum.beemaster.com/removal/swarmmap.php)
Between these two spots it will probably get it done.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on January 30, 2010, 10:11:59 am
I added my info a few months ago, how often is this updated?  I know one of the people listed in my area (KC, MO) has moved to upstate NY a year ago and I'm hoping to get added by the time Spring hits.  Is there something else I need to do?  I'm a little embarassed about looking pushy with this post, so please take it with a grain of salt.

I just checked the database and there is no record of a submission for you. You should have gotten a couple of verification emails.  One that said it was submitted, and a second when it gets approved.   It usually takes less than a day, sometimes a couple of days, depending on how busy I am.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: D Coates on February 01, 2010, 12:51:37 pm
I was really doubting myself here, until I found the submission and confirmation E-mails.

The submission confirmation was received on 12/3/09 at 4:13 pm.
The approval notice was received on 12/3/09, 9:44 pm.  

I only joined on 11/10 and didn't have the required 30 posts at that time I submitted the information.  Do I need to resubmit?  

Also, the only one listed in the KC metro area (OleMcdonald) moved to upstate New York about a year ago.  You might want to check with BMAC here to see if he wants to have his listing removed or updated.  It doesn't matter to me either way but it could frustrate people who use the Beemaster removal map.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: ONTARIO BEEKEEPER on February 01, 2010, 02:20:00 pm
I notice there does not seem to be anyone from Canada on the map. Maybe I'll be the first ?  8-)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on February 01, 2010, 05:17:34 pm
I was really doubting myself here, until I found the submission and confirmation E-mails.

The submission confirmation was received on 12/3/09 at 4:13 pm.
The approval notice was received on 12/3/09, 9:44 pm.  

I only joined on 11/10 and didn't have the required 30 posts at that time I submitted the information.  Do I need to resubmit?  

Also, the only one listed in the KC metro area (OleMcdonald) moved to upstate New York about a year ago.  You might want to check with BMAC here to see if he wants have his listing removed or updated.  It doesn't matter to me either way but it could frustrate people who use the Beemaster removal map.

Just checked again and don't see any records for you in the database. Don't know what could have happened, sorry about that. Please resubmit.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: D Coates on February 02, 2010, 10:43:46 am
No problem, I just resubmitted it.  I figured there was a glitch somewhere, I wanted to get it resolved before Spring arrived and time got away from me.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: ONTARIO BEEKEEPER on February 04, 2010, 11:51:21 am
Thanks for putting me on the map!

 I can't believe I'm the only Canadian on there. I'll be curious to see how many swarm removal calls I get. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: lenape13 on February 04, 2010, 02:03:14 pm
Thanks for putting me on the map!

 I can't believe I'm the only Canadian on there. I'll be curious to see how many swarm removal calls I get. Thanks again.

You didn't read the fine print... All bees gathered in Canada must be shipped to a beekeeper in the United States.  It's part of the NAFTA treaty...LOL 8-) :lol: 8-)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: ziffabeek on March 22, 2010, 02:38:21 pm
Is it appropriate to submit if you haven't done any removals, but you'd like to get a chance to try?  I don't have any experience, but I've read up on it in the forums, and I noticed there wasn't anybody in Atlanta.

But I don't want to be listed if this is only for professionals etc.  Wouldn't want to give the forum a bad name if I stuffed it up!

Thanks,
ziffa
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: iddee on March 22, 2010, 03:04:04 pm
Ziffa, you can post "for swarms only". You will still get removal calls, but turn them down until you find one you are comfortable with.

In beekeeping, all of us are novices for life. We never quit seeing new things.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on March 22, 2010, 03:35:59 pm
ziffa,   You are more than welcome to list yourself on the map in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with.  If it is just hanging swarms, that is fine, if you want to give a cut-out a shot go for it.  Just be honest and forthright with the person.   Most people are very understanding and will work with you if there is good communications.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: ziffabeek on March 22, 2010, 11:04:31 pm
Cool! Thanks you guys.  I will do the swarms only.  . . for now! :) I have sooo caught the bug!  heh heh,  believe it or not, that was an unintended pun! :)

love,
ziffa!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on April 28, 2010, 01:10:12 pm
Whoo hoo!!! The first call I have got FROM the website map!!!  I go out there on Fri.

Thank you Beemaster.  And everyone else here!!!!!!!    :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on April 28, 2010, 01:34:07 pm
Excellent..... now go get those bees..... :lol:
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on April 28, 2010, 02:05:42 pm
Heck yah Ill take yall some pics.  He tells me its 100,000 strong but I dont think its that big yet.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Superdog on May 18, 2010, 03:38:23 pm
Im new here, but hope to get some calls from the map.  But I need to have 30 posts to get it to show up....  heres one.   :-D


Mike
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on June 11, 2010, 11:37:45 pm
Hay superdog looks like you got your 30 posts..   :-D

Robo I need to change my location as I have moved 800 miles away from Denver. 
What do I need to do?
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Dave360 on December 28, 2010, 08:56:20 pm
Trying to get entered on list but keeping getting error "WARNING: The exact location could not be found, here is the closest match: 6224 E State Highway 7, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Please correct your address and try again! " please reenter I reenter and get same erroe tried pasting address in warning still no go some times a little map pops up showing correct location but still same msg

 anyone know what i am doing wrong

  Thanks Dave
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on December 28, 2010, 10:03:07 pm
Trying to get entered on list but keeping getting error "WARNING: The exact location could not be found, here is the closest match: 6224 E State Highway 7, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Please correct your address and try again! " please reenter I reenter and get same erroe tried pasting address in warning still no go some times a little map pops up showing correct location but still same msg

 anyone know what i am doing wrong

  Thanks Dave

The bee removal map uses Yahoo Maps to determine coordinates.   The address you are entering is not recognized by Yahoo Maps.   You can go to maps.yahoo.com and mess around with the address until you find something that Yahoo maps recognizes.

It looks like 6224 Tx-7, Nacogdoches, TX 75961  might work. Give it a try and see if the location is correct.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on December 28, 2010, 10:06:46 pm
Robo I need to change my location as I have moved 800 miles away from Denver. 
What do I need to do?

Sorry,  just seen this.   Just go to the map and hit the "Add/Update my Info!"  button at the bottom.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Dave360 on December 29, 2010, 03:03:04 pm
Thanks Robo

ended up going to google maps and they leave off the E. in my address and that worked

 thanks again for the idea

 Dave
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: D Semple on March 01, 2011, 11:10:16 am
30 posts, for cryin out loud my I.Q. doesn't even go that high and you all want me posten???

Long time lurker, guess I'll have to give my log on & password to 12 year old granddaughter, she'll teachya :-D.

Let me know when ya get tired of her.

Don


Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: phil c on March 03, 2011, 11:54:16 am
hopefully I'll grt to the 30 post minimum soon!
 
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: GWDawg1 on April 23, 2011, 11:28:04 pm
Can't wait to see my name on the map!!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: SmokeEater2 on May 16, 2011, 03:26:02 pm
Dang! 30 posts is going to take a long time at the rate I'm going.  :oops:
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: VolunteerK9 on May 16, 2011, 03:32:01 pm
Dang! 30 posts is going to take a long time at the rate I'm going.  :oops:

Naw...just 9 more welcome hello's lol
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: SmokeEater2 on May 16, 2011, 03:34:43 pm
Dang! 30 posts is going to take a long time at the rate I'm going.  :oops:

Naw...just 9 more welcome hello's lol


 Heh! Good point.   :)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: mysticantiques on July 20, 2011, 08:46:38 pm
I can't get the map to load! Anyone in southeast Iowa/northeast Missouri interesed in removing what might be a very large colony of bees from a brick building? Please email me as soon as possible or better yet, phone: 641-647-2231 Thanks for your time!!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Judy in in on July 31, 2011, 09:41:15 pm
Did you get your bees solved?
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Bee Brothers Apiary on August 16, 2011, 10:37:10 pm
not showing up on map. an email verification was sent but still no show..thanks!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on August 16, 2011, 10:43:44 pm
not showing up on map. an email verification was sent but still no show..thanks!


Did you read post 1 of this thread where it is explained how this works?
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,19850.0.html (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,19850.0.html)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Bee Brothers Apiary on August 16, 2011, 10:53:46 pm
Yup. And I read the email sent by admin that says:

"This is a confirmation notice that your submission to Beemaster's bee removal map has just been approved by an Administrator"

and my profile says I have 11 posts when I really have 37 posts.

Hence, the post, asking, ......wuzzzz up??
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on August 16, 2011, 11:01:20 pm
When was the email exchange?
It appears 13 of these were just today,perhaps to increase post count?
It does not update instantly and I think map updates are done once daily.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Bee Brothers Apiary on August 16, 2011, 11:02:31 pm
administrator@beemaster.com
Fri 8/12/2011 8:04 AM
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on August 16, 2011, 11:04:37 pm
Your posts were probably below the limit at that time.
Be patient,all the admins have other jobs, theer is not a "full time" staff.

As you probably know the forum was also under threat of a virus attack the last few days and work was being done to cure this problem,which could have back burnered other priorities.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: divemaster1963 on September 29, 2011, 11:29:06 pm
The map is not working. I keep getting a error message. what am i doing wrong.
HELP.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: buzzbee on September 29, 2011, 11:36:45 pm
Go to the very top corner of this forum page and see the little triangle in upper right corner that says "need bees removed". Click on that and it should open the map.It worked for me.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on September 30, 2011, 11:43:13 am
The map is not working. I keep getting a error message. what am i doing wrong.
HELP.

Need more details of the error before we can help.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: divemaster1963 on September 30, 2011, 09:43:33 pm
sorry about that. I'm trying to add myself to the map. when I load all the info and contact info and hit add to map I get a error code that says:

Warning: file_get_contents(http://local.yahooapis.com/MapsService/V1/geocode?appid=P.xqtSTV34EWiP3a8JKoh_14pcWs3CAURJCXvs_IozkkAtSiCXi6IRm8a8jd&location=129+WALNUT+CREEK+WAY%2C+GRAY%2C+GEORGIA+31032&output=php (http://local.yahooapis.com/MapsService/V1/geocode?appid=P.xqtSTV34EWiP3a8JKoh_14pcWs3CAURJCXvs_IozkkAtSiCXi6IRm8a8jd&location=129+WALNUT+CREEK+WAY%2C+GRAY%2C+GEORGIA+31032&output=php)) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable in /home/beemaste/public_html/forum/removal/process_form.php on line 18
Request failed

I cannot figure out what error this is.
Please help.
Thanks  John
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on October 01, 2011, 08:18:05 am
Hi John,

It appears Yahoo maps has changed their services.  I will need to look into this when I get a chance.  Nothing you did wrong.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: gregted on October 01, 2011, 08:20:53 am
Attempting to enter my details on the map but keep getting error message.

Warning: file_get_contents(http://local.yahooapis.com/MapsService/V1/geocode?appid=P.xqtSTV34EWiP3a8JKoh_14pcWs3CAURJCXvs_IozkkAtSiCXi6IRm8a8jd&location=106+FILMERS+ROAD%2C+GOWRIE+JUNCTION%2C+QUEENSLAND%2C+AUSTRALIA+4352&output=php (http://local.yahooapis.com/MapsService/V1/geocode?appid=P.xqtSTV34EWiP3a8JKoh_14pcWs3CAURJCXvs_IozkkAtSiCXi6IRm8a8jd&location=106+FILMERS+ROAD%2C+GOWRIE+JUNCTION%2C+QUEENSLAND%2C+AUSTRALIA+4352&output=php)) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable in /home/beemaste/public_html/forum/removal/process_form.php on line 18
Request failed

Help...
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: divemaster1963 on October 12, 2011, 10:17:38 pm
Hi John,

It appears Yahoo maps has changed their services.  I will need to look into this when I get a chance.  Nothing you did wrong.

Any update on the problem resolution with the map info

john
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on October 13, 2011, 03:32:44 pm
Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to look into it yet.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on October 13, 2011, 05:12:32 pm
Ok John,

I took a look at it and it seems the Yahoo maps Geocoding API that I was using has been deprecated.     I switched to the new API and it seems to be working  although I have not had a chance to do too much testing.

Go ahead and try it and let me know if you have any issues.

Rob...
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: divemaster1963 on October 26, 2011, 10:35:50 pm
She's up and running. Thanks for the help.

john
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Bee Busters on January 17, 2012, 02:20:04 pm
thanks for the map
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: jredburn on March 10, 2012, 09:36:28 pm
New comer here.  I looked at the map and found I am in the middle of a large blank space.  SW Florida.  One other fellow listed close but no posts since last Sept.  Bee glad when I can get my location posted. 
I have collected a swarm and moved two colonies from wild hives to Top Bar hives so far this month.
Regards
Joe
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: DoctorZ on April 10, 2012, 06:11:51 pm
I'm a new bee too and am looking to fill in a gap in SE CT. However, I need to get my posts up!  :-D

Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: SkepWrangler on June 15, 2012, 03:42:44 am
Thanks for all the posts in this section.
Here in Southern Arizona, there is seldom a week that goes by without a call to remove a feral hive or a swarm.
Experience has shown that queens can be reared an successfully mated during every month of the year.
With year-round availability of pollen (in most years) it seems the bees will keep propagating, whether managed or feral.
Anybody have a recommendation for an effective, non-harmful fumigant (odorant) for use in conjunction with standard trap-out techniques?
Thanks,
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: tryintolearn on July 16, 2012, 09:50:06 am
i never thought of posting at craigslist...until i saw your post...went to craigslist and found others sure have...lol thanks
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: tryintolearn on July 24, 2012, 02:52:07 pm
im amazed there are not any near me listed on here that does swarm removal...
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Roy Coates on September 05, 2012, 11:44:10 pm
nice work!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Rex Smith on January 11, 2013, 12:08:53 pm
Quick question... I'm on the map - however - it's for my old location.  I've moved, and have submitted the new address on the form, but I'm guessing that there is some human interaction in the approval/update process.

Would like to have my address listed on my info (text information) be where the map shows that I am located.

Thanks for the app!!!

Rex S.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on January 11, 2013, 05:39:26 pm
Ya, it seems that the yahoo API is broke again, so it is back to me having to manually translate an address to Lat/Long everytime an update is submitted.   You should be set now.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: James M. Wagner on February 19, 2013, 07:45:18 pm
checked out the map and noticed I am not showing up and find out about the 30 post rule. darn, I am nowhere near the 30 mark and I've been a member here for some time. Guess I'll have to make a lot of blah-blah-blah posts (which I have always avoided because I hate those).
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: James M. Wagner on February 19, 2013, 07:46:23 pm
I like that idea of posting where the swarms were and how it all went down.  I bet after a few years if not sooner we would see patterns in the bee colonies.  I think that swarm catching is the greatest thing ever right now.  But I am also interested in queen rearing!! I second that idea of swarm maping.

Actually, I'm liking the idea of a swarm/feral removal map, also. -james
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: James M. Wagner on February 19, 2013, 07:47:56 pm
I added my info a few months ago, how often is this updated?  I know one of the people listed in my area (KC, MO) has moved to upstate NY a year ago and I'm hoping to get added by the time Spring hits.  Is there something else I need to do?  I'm a little embarassed about looking pushy with this post, so please take it with a grain of salt.

I just checked the database and there is no record of a submission for you. You should have gotten a couple of verification emails.  One that said it was submitted, and a second when it gets approved.   It usually takes less than a day, sometimes a couple of days, depending on how busy I am.

I don't recall ever getting a verification email, either. -js
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: obxbee on March 26, 2013, 04:04:08 am
I just added my info and then later found the posts about the qualifications to be shown on the map. I guess I had better quit reading and trying to soak up info like a sponge and converse with fellow beeks.
Thanks to everyone for all the great info and videos. :-D
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: greg755 on April 16, 2013, 05:25:26 pm
How do I change my info if I have not shown up on the map yet, because of low posts (new).
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on April 16, 2013, 05:29:21 pm
How do I change my info if I have not shown up on the map yet, because of low posts (new).

Add/Update my Info!   button below the map
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Diogenes on June 10, 2014, 11:59:03 pm
Can you do another map based on the swarms thread?  It would be fascinating to see the locations of where swarms were collected.

Perhaps an automatic aging off the map of six months. Thus the map should be mostly bare in December. And then color code them by age of the swarm report. Then we can see what areas are swarming. May be a localized thing based upon weather and flora, but interesting none-the-less...

 8-)
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Post by: LaurieBee on June 11, 2014, 03:00:36 am
I'm learning about more than bees here. Lots of good information. Thank you.

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Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on June 11, 2014, 04:37:10 pm
Can you do another map based on the swarms thread?  It would be fascinating to see the locations of where swarms were collected.

Interesting idea and something to look into.  It will not be a trivial effort and we are in prime beekeeping season, so currently not much free time.   I will add it to the 'todo' list.

thanks for the idea
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: sawdstmakr on June 11, 2014, 10:03:50 pm
Can you do another map based on the swarms thread?  It would be fascinating to see the locations of where swarms were collected.

Perhaps an automatic aging off the map of six months. Thus the map should be mostly bare in December. And then color code them by age of the swarm report. Then we can see what areas are swarming. May be a localized thing based upon weather and flora, but interesting none-the-less...

 8-)
Diogenes,
Sounds like a great idea. If you want the old info to fade, I would like to be able to control that fade. By that I mean, next year I would like to look back and see when the swarms peaked and ebbed to be able top plan for this year.
Jim
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Diogenes on April 17, 2015, 07:17:36 pm
I like that.

This is getting more complicated. However a 5 year map marked with the queen color would be very, very nice.

i.e. 4 years of history with the current year's activity.

And (yeah I know, that makes the queries more complex) check-boxes to select which years are displayed.

I could take a crack at it if you could let me know where you got the current map. I used to make lots of changes to YABBSE and the SMF code base is much cleaner & easier.

 :cool:
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Cricket on April 17, 2015, 09:26:12 pm
Maybe this is an old listing but I am getting an error when I click the link in the first post.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: louisvillega on April 18, 2015, 10:23:58 pm
Hello. ..I am not a bee keeper nor do I want to be!   I can hear a hive in a tree and wondering if there are folks like ya'll that come and get bees as opposed to calling an exterminator who will kill them.   I am aware of the extinction of bees.  I am not willing or able to mess with them myself.   Please contact me asap if you can either remove them or put me in contact with someone who will.   This is not an issue I have alot of time or money to deal with. .. we havepeople in our family highly sensitiveto insect bites/stings- please help!  renefreedomfighter@gmail.com
Title: Re: PLEASE HELP! PANIC MODE- NEED TO GET RID OF BEEHIVE ASAP!
Post by: louisvillega on April 18, 2015, 10:26:57 pm


Hello. ..I am not a bee keeper nor do I want to be!   I can hear a hive in a tree and wondering if there are folks like ya'll that come and get bees as opposed to calling an exterminator who will kill them.   I am aware of the extinction of bees. But I am not willing or able to mess with them myself.   Please contact me asap if you can either remove them or put me in contact with someone who will.   This is not an issue I have alot of time or money to deal with. .. we havepeople in our family highly sensitiveto insect bites/stings- please help!  renefreedomfighter@gmail.com
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: iddee on April 18, 2015, 10:44:26 pm
Talk to a local beekeeper and ask about having the bees there. Your family members are 20 times more likely to be stung by another venomous insect than a honeybee. The bees in the tree are 1 % the danger you imagine them to be. Get the family in a safer physical shape rather than trying to keep the bees away. It is many times more successful.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kathyp on April 19, 2015, 01:32:07 pm
don't suppose the tree might be blooming?  I ask because the call to remove bees from something blooming is common. 
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Seanjakl on April 28, 2015, 05:13:20 pm
I'm getting an error message when I try to follow the link to the map...   Is it up and running? 
Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home4/bmaster/public_html/forum/Sources/Load.php on line 133
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: G3farms on April 28, 2015, 08:01:51 pm
Same here, any way a button in the header could be added so it would be easy to find?
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kayaks on April 30, 2015, 07:38:18 pm
This is a great idea, but I can't see the map: "Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home4/bmaster/public_html/forum/Sources/Load.php on line 133"
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kathyp on April 30, 2015, 08:44:46 pm
LOL.  you are doing better than I am.  I can't even find the map link. 
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kayaks on May 01, 2015, 05:08:24 pm
I think it's: http://forum.beemaster.com/removal/swarmmap.php (http://forum.beemaster.com/removal/swarmmap.php)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: applebwoi on May 03, 2015, 06:54:14 pm
Still getting the fatal error also.  Hope it is eventually fixed cause, in addition to getting info on those who remove bees, it is nice to see location of other beeks in the TX Panhandle.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: KeyLargoBees on July 27, 2015, 09:13:20 am
Any news on Swarm Map revamp?
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on August 04, 2015, 10:53:20 am
Well,   we had a member volunteer to try and fix it.   I provided all the old code to him on April 18th,  but he has not been back since May 3rd,  so I think that is a dead deal.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on August 11, 2015, 08:01:50 pm
OK folks,  the time you have all been waiting for has arrived.   The swarm map has been resurrected and ready for updates.   Still working on integrating a link on the forum, but here is the direct link for those interested in updating/adding their info.

http://www.beemaster.com/forum/removal/
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: sawdstmakr on August 12, 2015, 12:14:33 pm
Wow! It works perfectly now. Used to bee that I could not zoom in, it would bounce right back out.
Thanks.
Jim
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: kathyp on August 12, 2015, 05:49:03 pm
Yeah!!!!! :grin:
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: KeyLargoBees on August 12, 2015, 06:18:55 pm
woot woot...looks good :-)
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: JP on August 17, 2015, 12:44:58 am
Howdy folks, from southeast, Louisiana!

...JP
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on August 23, 2015, 02:59:12 pm
OK folks,  I seem to be getting a bunch of repeat updates for approval.   Not a problem if folks are intending to make adjustments.   I just want to make sure there is not any issues with our new yearly confirmation notification.   Has anyone gotten multiple notifications (on Sundays) that their info needs to be verified after they have already verified it?
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: texanbelchers on August 23, 2015, 03:25:16 pm
Yes. I've received several since you added me.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: G3farms on August 23, 2015, 05:13:11 pm
Me too Rob, Seems like I have been verified at least 5 times.

I must be one of those shady beeks huh?!?! :wink:

Thanks for fixing the map!!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on August 23, 2015, 05:32:08 pm
Me too Rob, Seems like I have been verified at least 5 times.

I must be one of those shady beeks huh?!?! :wink:

Thanks for fixing the map!!

I just checked, and indeed, you are right at the top of the shady beek list :cool:    I believe we have the re-verification issue resolved.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: herbhome on December 22, 2015, 04:14:39 pm
Robo,

I think I have met the criteria to be listed but I am not showing up. Since this is the holiday season and far away from swarm season I am not in a rush, just thought I'd point it out when you can get to it.

Thanks,
Neill
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on December 23, 2015, 05:22:08 pm
Neill,

For some reason your database record was screwed up.   I deleted it, so please resubmit and I will make sure it goes through correctly.

Rob....
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: herbhome on December 24, 2015, 03:56:31 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: LKBruns on December 25, 2015, 10:11:58 am
I have a ways to go to get the required number of post.  I guess I will get started here.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: LKBruns on December 25, 2015, 11:32:20 am
Something similiar to Kevin Inlin with the Beekeepers Corner Podcast where he updates the New Jersey Swarm Report each year but state by state would be interesting.  Everyone can post swarm information.  This year I plan on putting out some swarm traps to see how i do.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: superbee on December 26, 2015, 07:47:07 pm
I just signed up to be added to the map and I look forward to finding 30 good places to add my 2 cents.  Just a suggestion the donation link show up on the confirmation email along with a link to the request post.
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: superbee on January 23, 2016, 08:36:10 pm
Thanks for adding me to the map!
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: Robo on May 23, 2017, 08:40:47 pm
Hi Folks,

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Swarm and Bee Remover Map is being discontinued in the near future.   We have teamed up with Honeybees911 to help match homeowners with beekeepers.   If you were signed up for our map,  you will be getting an email shortly with information about Honeybees911.

We encourage anyone interested in getting notified of available bees in their area to register at https://HoneyBees911.com (https://www.honeybees911.com/)

https://youtu.be/NijX6zPqKMc
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
Post by: sawdstmakr on May 24, 2017, 01:42:23 pm
Thanks Robo,
I just signed up and ordered 2 T shirts.
Jim
Title: Re: Beemaster's Swarm and Bee Remover Map
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