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Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:25:01 PM »
This hive was mean with lots of bees. It will need to be requeened. They just never did wanna calm down.

Fat queen, but nasty bees.

Had to open up another section to the left of the main nest as a chunk of the vertical stud near the bottom was missing.

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:47:14 PM »
I hope you didn't get a lot of stings out of it.  How many boxes were you able to fill.
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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:51:12 PM »
Filled a deep and a medium. Took one sting to the hand early but they were hell bent and I quickly put my gloves on.


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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 10:57:58 PM »
Those were some nice pixs I hope that some day I can get out there and get me a few swarms and cutouts when I get enough experience
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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 11:20:42 PM »
Great photos JP. Wish I would have been on that removal with you. Bet it was fun. Beautiful colony!
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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 11:27:01 PM »
Bet you wish you weren't either Scott, perhaps another one but these were mean. It was not a fun removal, I had to wear gloves. I hate wearing gloves!


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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 09:14:45 AM »
That thing was huge and a bunch of bee's. Thouse were some dark bee's. Great job JP and thanks for the pic's.
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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 11:29:25 AM »
nice cut out JP!slide show was great

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 11:52:21 AM »
I had to wear gloves. I hate wearing gloves!
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Yeah, like taking a bath with your socks on...LOL.  But I don't like get my hands stung either.

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 01:59:11 AM »
Beautiful comb formation.  Looks like pretty easy access and clean comb removal.

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 05:58:29 AM »
Just yesterday I found out from my contractor friend the reason I did this removal. Any guesses?

I was told the bees were just wonderful but now I'm hearing the reason they had to go was that they were making the homeowner nervous cause they would follow her and anyone else around, intimidating them, scaring them.

All is said and done but was happy I had my gloves handy after the first sting!


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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 02:20:01 PM »
Awsome cutout JP, really looks intimadating to a newbie like me.

Thanks for what you do to save the bees. jimmy

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 12:11:27 PM »
WOW! Great pictures and great cut out. It looked very professional. It amazes me how many calls you get Jp. Still no swarms here yet, especially after 2 feet of snow the oher day.

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 11:54:07 PM »
JP, you just keep on going, and going, and going, when you gonna stop, smiling.  The slideshow aspect was great, kind of a little surprise.  Have that wonderful and great day and health.  Cindi
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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 01:50:27 AM »
Cindi, you can press play at the top left of most all of my pic presentaions and a slideshow will unfold.

For some reason this particular posting goes right into the slideshow, not sure why, but glad you liked it.


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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2009, 12:10:37 AM »
That's a pretty amazing colony JP. I noticed in a couple of your pics that you put about a 1/3 of a frame of comb into a frame. Is this because it was the only bit of the sheet of comb that had brood?

Why not pack the frame with comb if you have enough to do that?

Or did you separate the honey bearing comb and the brood comb and put them in different places in the box?

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Re: Lady Said They Were Nice, I beg To Differ!
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2009, 01:57:43 AM »
Those are amazing pictures JP.  The hive looks huge.

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