Speaking of that cutout :-\
It was a goose chase....I mean we went there(demolition site) and we decided to bring the entire 15 ft box home and tear it open and turn this into a salvage operation.
The people at the site were only seeing robber bees getting the honey. There was no life inside at all. The bees must have left after the box was dropped from 2 stories up.
I assume this hive had bee abandoned for some time as the hive smelled like good English mead. The honey was REAL dark but tasted ok to me :)
I told Paul we were probably taking a chance letting our bees clean this up, as there was an inch or more of dead bees on the bottom of the box, but it was pretty much too late when we got home......In 30 minutes there must have been 60,000 bees flying in with their spoons in hand!....I bet there was a hundred lbs of honey still in the comb.
Also, The comb was really dirty(coated in dirt dust) and almost black!
I figure at least a week till the box gets cleaned out and thats with me turning it every 2 days or so.
I'll try to send a pic........I'll be right back!
Ok,....As you can see,(I hope), we did have to do a little work on getting the right wall down...Took us about 15 minutes...We told the ownner that we only extracted bees, we didnt patch up the holes afterwards....He seems a little upset :-D...But so were we,,,No bees!......I guess I better get a big shovel just in case eh'?
heres our end result....
If the pics didnt work I'll go read cindis directions.....Sometimes I forget stuff it I dont do it often enough!