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Online kathyp

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bummer cutout
« on: July 10, 2008, 05:19:52 PM »
went to do a cutout this am.  wood board siding covered by asphalt tiles.  old place.  as we opened up the tiles and pulled the board, powder poured out.  some kind of insecticide.  on closer look, we saw desiccated bees from a prior hive.  the homeowner (not the lady who rents and called us) had apparently dealt with a prior hive by pouring some kind of insecticide into the wall of the house and closing it up again.  there were live bees from the recent swarm, but not many.  we quit and advised the lady to get the homeowner to hire an exterminator and then clean out and seal the wall.  kind of sad.....

on the up side, i picked up a softball size swarm last night and added it to one of my smaller hives.  not many bees, but every little bit helps  :-)
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Re: bummer cutout
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 08:01:04 PM »
That's a bummer!
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Re: bummer cutout
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 09:08:27 PM »
good end to the day.  just picked up a nice big swarm.  filled a deep.  close to home.  what more could you ask for??  :-)
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: bummer cutout
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 09:18:41 PM »
good end to the day.  just picked up a nice big swarm.  filled a deep.  close to home.  what more could you ask for??  :-)

Someone dropping the swarm in the deep at your front door??

Great catch!!!


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