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Author Topic: Bees in a sassafras log  (Read 1750 times)
New Bee
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« on: February 16, 2008, 12:03:57 PM »

Here are a few pictures of a buddy of mine (Eddy) removing a colony from a sassafras log.  Eddy doesn't have any problem jumping right in.  When he picked up the axe and started swinging the bees got a little upset to say the least.

After he got the log split he cutout several sections of comb and put them in an old hive body.

Once he had the comb in the box he took the pieces of log that were covered with bees an beat them against the ground infront of the hive. It didn't take but a few minutes for the bees to go on into the hive.

I was just incharge of taking the pictures. Being new to beekeeping I kept my suit on, I don't think Eddy even ownes a suit. You can see in the pictures that the bees were all sturred up, but they never bothered Eddy.


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 10:05:55 AM »

Dave, you got some nice pictures going on there, thankyou for sharing and taking us into this part of your life and world, have a wonderful and awesome day, Cindi

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 10:59:22 PM »

Enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 05:08:36 PM »

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok.........

Very nice.



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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 07:50:51 PM »

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok.........

I work all night and I sleep all day.....

I do love that little ditty!

Excellent set of pictures, Dave, I can only imagine how happy those girls were when that axe came down on their home!  shocked

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