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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Swarm Notification website in NSW?
« Last post by folieadeux on Today at 06:11:36 PM »
Hi sawdstmakr,

I'm not sure how to get my name on the bee removal list here ... :/
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Jim, I am going to guess that if he has a lot of nectar rolling in there are drones present.

 I personally do not like guessing. I do have a good friend who lives down in the Land of Oz. He tells me there are some times a year. When bees can get all kinds of nectar and not get pollen at all. In some areas this will kill bee hives.

     BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: No apolitical!
« Last post by Hops Brewster on Today at 02:06:14 PM »
Cider,

In the US, the more liberal portion of society tends to live in the urban cities, and the bigger the city, the more liberal they tend to be.  The less densely populated areas tend to be more conservative, both in lifestyle and politics.
 Beekeepers are, in general, living and working in the country or the suburbs, so tend to be more conservative, and thus your perceived "imbalance".  Just the nature of things.

that's my tuppence.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by iddee on Today at 01:52:15 PM »
I never do one without a prior inspection. Where is the plumbing, wiring, second and third walls stacked from old remodels, etc. Know what you are getting into before starting.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO WALK AWAY.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on Today at 01:35:17 PM »
lol that's ok. That's what my husband said too. Butte has a lot of old houses but this one is on the flats and those are a bit newer. It looks to be from about the 70's but that's a good point about the type of insulation.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by Dallasbeek on Today at 01:24:19 PM »
MT Bee Girl, sorry aboit hijacking your string.

How old is this place, which brings the next question -- what kind of insulation?  When inspecting, have your husband check that insulation.  It could be bad stuff, particularly in an older structure.   Remember, too, you'll be wearing a bee suit and two feet could get real tight and there could be things to get snagged on.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on Today at 12:59:42 PM »
Lol ok thanks for the discussion on contacts.

What about weather wise. It's going to be in the low 50's and dreary outside so they'll most likely be inside. Will they be more aggressive? The home owner also talked about a 2' crawl space filled with insulation I'd access them through which opens up towards the gable end. This has me baffled after thinking about it. From my experience, there are rafters up there and should be pretty open. I'm leaning towards doing a pre inpection like John mentioned to see what's really going on and how much space I'll have. I mean, I do need room to move and have room for my equipment...i don't THINK I'm claustrophobic...it just sounds tight.  lol

I think that's a good idea about the extra $100 like iddee said.
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Good post, iddee.
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Jim, I am going to guess that if he has a lot of nectar rolling in there are drones present.
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COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER - TALKS & REPORTS / Re: Interesting
« Last post by jimineycricket on Today at 12:05:06 PM »
If 50% of my two children miss school on a given day it is no big deal. If 50% of all the children at a school miss on a given day it is a big deal.

If 50% of my two bee hives die I am the only one that cares.  If 50% of the commercial beeks hives die it is a big deal and it is the news papers and every one cares.

It all depends on what side of the fence you are on.
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