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House Bee
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Location: Leyner, Colorado - USA

« on: September 03, 2008, 10:21:20 PM »

I created a time-lapse video of our recent honey harvest and put it to music. We sure looked like we knew what we were doing at that speed  grin

Robbing the Bees Video

Click the "watch in high quality" option if you have bandwidth and be sure the sound is on.

What is kind of hard to see is what is going on behind the hives after we've removed each box. If you stop on some of the frames, you'll see an image like this:

I'm holding a regular electric leaf blower and blowing the bees off each frame. The leaf blower is plugged into a portable generator outside the view of the camera.  After a few seconds of the wind, we put each cleared frame into a large plastic bin with a lid on it as shown here:

This was the first time we'd used this method and it worked really well for us. We quickly cleared six medium supers in just a few minutes and the bees didn't get too upset about it all.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2008, 02:01:33 PM by 2-Wheeler » Logged

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Galactic Bee
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Location: North Central PA

« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 10:54:26 PM »

Cool video,I really liked it
!! cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 01:02:52 AM »

Oh David, what a work and a wonder!!!  I am serious!!! Nice job, now should I type in capital letters to show that I am shouting!!!  Lovely, have the wonderful, most greatest of days, Cindi

There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 12:47:42 PM »

you guys move so fast.
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