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 :-D. 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 :lol: 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! :evil: No stinging yet but just walking out in the yard they really start running into us, A LOT!