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Offline exp1200

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Newbie in WV
« on: June 20, 2008, 10:00:29 PM »
  Hi Everyone,

     My name is Tim Wilson and I am new to beekeeping and am in need of some guidance about removing
some honeybees from an old structure on the end of my property.  I would like to hive these bees but am not sure where to start.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Re: Newbie in WV
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 10:40:59 PM »
Take a look in the removal section of the forum. There is a great list of tools you'll need (or may need) for the job.

Basically, wear a suit and gloves. Do what you need to expose the hive, then carefully cut out the brood comb and rubber band it into empty frames. It helps if you cut from the bottom of the combs in frame-sized heights. If you can't access the combs very easily (ie, you opening is edge on), removing outer combs first, which are likely to be honey storage, will give you room to maneuver at the brood comb. Scoop or brush out loose bees into the box. Try to find the queen.
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Re: Newbie in WV
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 10:54:35 AM »
Tim, welcome to our forum.  YOu are already asking questions, such a good thing.  If you stick around, you will get and find answers.  Good luck with getting those bees, have a most beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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