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Offline eltalia

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Re: Aussie Removal Stories
« Reply #100 on: November 19, 2017, 10:12:30 pm »
It's a second hand story, but Dad said one of his hives swarmed and landed on the end of a bamboo stalk, about 8m up.
He managed to get it back in a box by putting a ladder up as high as he could, attached a rope and then put the rope through a pulley on another stalk near by.
He then cut the stalk half way through from the back and lowered it with the rope to 6' and shook them into a box.
Fairly easy recovery after what initially would of looked near impossible.
Regards Kel

 He's done it before... nice to see a pro work :-)

Bill

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Re: Aussie Removal Stories
« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2018, 06:32:31 am »
I gave my number to the local counsel to call me whenever they get notified of a swarm to remove. It's been years and they never once contacted me. Also tried community bulletin boards but nothing. I however get a number of calls via Gumtree.

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Re: Aussie Removal Stories
« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2018, 11:53:30 am »
I gave my number to the local counsel(sic) to call me whenever they get notified of a swarm to remove. It's been years and they never once contacted me. Also tried community bulletin boards but nothing. I however get a number of calls via Gumtree.
The two pest controllers covering our district, the rural fire service, the
shire council, notices in both garden centres I do tutes for, and of course
the local pub. I am overun with demand between August and October, most
of which I pass to interested former 'students' these days.

Bill