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2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:22:26 AM »
Yesterday I removed a queenless colony from a brick column. Today, a colony from a vacant house with lots of water damage.

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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 12:39:05 AM »
Mmmmmmmm!!!! :shock: Look at all that honey!!

....wait, are those wax moth larvae in the second removal? (House with water damage)
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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 01:02:24 AM »
Wax moth cocoons, something from the past. Hive was healthy with good numbers.


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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 01:59:19 AM »
 JP, how did you know that the colony in brick was queenless?

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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 08:29:56 AM »
JP, how did you know that the colony in brick was queenless?

There were perhaps four or five comb sections, a couple were longer than the others about 10-11" long, no brood and many attempted, open queen cells.

They had obviously gone into survival mode as the comb sections were all honey filled.

My take is the swarm had a virgin that may have been eaten by a bird on her maiden voyage.


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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 11:27:10 PM »
I've never seen anything like that!!! It's amazing! Thanks for sharing JP.
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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 11:45:21 AM »
I have been watching all your cut out pics. Thanks for sharing them. One quick question? Do you do the repair work yourself after the removal or is the owner responsible for the repairs?

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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 11:52:06 AM »
I have a couple of close friends that are contractors that I work closely with. I always offer repairs and I do some of my own as well.


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Re: 2 Removals---June 19, 2009
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 12:20:16 AM »
Congratulations JP on your two removals

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