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« on: December 15, 2007, 08:48:22 PM »

  Removed these a month ago. It's too late in the year and too cold to open the log. If They make it till spring I'll move them then.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 08:52:35 PM »

Looks warm in the middle to me!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 05:56:59 PM »

  The last few warm days there was alot of flight activity.  Some were working the open feeder in the yard along with the other hives.
  These have been wild long enough for the comb to turn black. And they seemed to have some stores in there.
  Hope they make it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 09:24:13 AM »

Wayne, that is cool.  Good idea to leave them until springtime, then surely give them that great new and big home.  Beautiful day, great life. Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 08:05:33 PM »

Which way was the log situated before you moved it?  Was it horizontal (as it is now) or vertical?  Just curious.  It would be a major upheaval to change the orientation.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 08:42:15 PM »

If that was cut from a recently felled tree I'm wondering if you have bees left at all.  The bounce of the tree when it fell would've really shook things up.  Still Have a Queen?  Guess we'll wait and see.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 09:17:25 PM »

There's definitely a warm spot.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 05:26:52 PM »

Let us know how it turns out. My very good friend owns a logging company, I've got 5 sections of trees right now myself. Just waiting for spring. Mr Bush, yes I did stand them up as they were in the woods.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 08:34:26 PM »

  The limb cracked over a month before the removal and was angled almost level.  I tried to maintain the same angle as it was before we cut it down.
  I cut away the extra at both ends till I hit comb. The cluster was just visible inside the end with the landing piece.
  Spring will tell.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 08:58:56 PM »

I was thinking the same as MB and Brian, if a tree is vertical and you lay it down horizontally, the bees will usually abscond. When doing a cut out its also important to orient the comb in the frames the same way directionally as well, the same way the bees positioned them in the cavity.

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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 09:18:02 PM »

   A friend and I had a half dozen logs in a yard a few years ago. Looked like an old time Gum Hive yard.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007, 10:58:54 AM »

I think that log hive looks great.I love things like that Good luck
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 04:59:47 PM »

How large a hollow is inside that trunk?  A friend took down a tree section like that, looks like it was nearly empty inside. (And I started out saying "There can't be that many bees inside that small a piece").
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 08:38:42 PM »

The log is about 18 inches through and 4 feet long. The hollow is maybe 8 inches and fairly even the length of the log.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 02:20:47 AM »

I see. 

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2008, 12:24:19 PM »

This is one I brought in a few weeks ago:




They have a good size cavity and comb the full lenght of it. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 01:07:25 PM »

Peggjam, that is a very nice picture, lovely.  Have an awesome day, Cindi
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 02:27:16 PM »

Peggjam, nice hive you got there.

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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2008, 04:06:34 PM »

Very nice. Now you just have to convince them to move out of it and into a normal hive (something that I'm sure a chainsaw and some catch frames will help with.)
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2008, 07:10:03 AM »

Wayne,Peggjam,

When spring gets here you should post a video on Youtube and link it to here when you  open it and transfer the hive.Or if you trap them out you could do a photo link.People would be interested to see!!
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