Well on 3-2-09 I did my first removal from under a chicken coop.
The farmer got his front end loader and forks and lifted the entire coop off the ground and tilted it so I could grab away. I went with another keepr and he took his vac. It seemed to take forever and I never saw the queen
I looked very hard evertime we took down a piece of comb. The hive was full of honey, very light in color and very sweet
. The farmer brought his family up to watch so I took pieces of the brood comb over to them and explained what each thing was. I then took some of the honey still in the comb and gave it to them. Boy oh boy to did the kids love it
They thanked us up and down and wanted to know the cost of the removal and we said no charge. I told them Ill keep the bees and the honey comb and that was payment enough. I forgot my camera but they gave me theirs and wanted some closeups of the hive. When they email them to me Ill post the pictures. It was a great looking hive with bright white comb.
My questions is this. I have the plastic frames from betterbee that came with the starter kit so I cant tie up their original comb into their new home. I placed a huge piece of their brood comb in the place of a frame. Is that ok? The only thing I can think of being bad is its not going to look good when they start building around it. Should I take it out after a week once they start building comb on the frames?
Oh yea, the bees are mean as he double hockey sticks!
No stinging yet but just walking out in the yard they really start running into us, A LOT!