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Queenless Colony Removed
« on: April 10, 2008, 12:45:11 AM »
I removed a colony this evening that had no queen, no brood of any type, but with about 6 queen cells. The two older sections of the hive were blacker than night. The hive had a bunch of honey that smelled fermented, a ton of bee bread, small bees, a good bit of drones that were all small too btw, no sign of mites, no sign of waxmoth. The people sprayed them with wasp spray once, a while ago, like yrs ago, oh well, not the perfect removal by a long shot, and I did it in reverse as well, through the upper plywood floor.
 
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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 09:48:07 AM »
JP, still, no wonder you are called the Swarm King, doesn't matter the size, etc., you still go out and do your thing, good for you, yeah!!!  Have a beautiful day in this great life.  Cindi
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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 10:45:45 AM »
Cindi. I did another one yesterday morning I was too disgusted to talk about. It was one that had been sprayed several times and had major waxmoth. The hive was inside of a brick bay window, that was an act of God to access. In fact the contractor and I were perplexed at how this bay window had been designed, stronger than Fort Knox!!! He nor I have ever seen this type of construction. We did everything but remove bricks to access the poor little pathetic colony. Then after I got other stuff done I had to remove the queenless colony, which btw maybe had perhaps 6-7,000 bees. Don't want a repeater of yesterday, no!


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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 10:54:26 AM »
JP, don't ya just hate when there are things that you just cannot bring oneself to talk about.  I know what you are saying.  I remember when I used to used Roundup around here for weed control, I would just spray everywhere there were weeds.  I didn't even have a clue back then that there may have been so many beneficial insects around, let alone honeybees.  It makes me cringe when I think about it, and I can just barely talk about this now.........I know what you mean.  Off to get the kids all off to school.  Beautiful and wonderful day, loving this life we live.  Cindi
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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 11:07:00 AM »
Cindi, I didn't mention it for two reasons, yes I was disgusted, and two, I never mention the ones I can't save, and there are unfortunately a decent number of these. This is my take, I work in a service oriented industry and my job is to help and serve those in need, even the jackasses!!! :-x But ohhh the nice people who want to do the right thing is what helps me keep my sanity.


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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 12:19:21 PM »
Geez, JP, I guess I never thought of it that way - of course not all the cutouts you do are for good people.  But as you say, you're providing a service, you can't judge the client - to their face, that is!  :evil:

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Re: Queenless Colony Removed
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 11:42:48 PM »
JP,

Bro you love cutting those floors don'tcha? Man that comb looked really thick! I haven't done floor cut out yet and hope not to. Looks like the area was being renovated so I guess that was good. All the best to you my man and thanks for the pics.
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