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Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« on: April 09, 2009, 11:16:49 PM »
The very nice people I did this one for said they were there about 6 months. Boy they made a ton of comb in that time frame, if that's accurate.

I used my long handled scraper to get all the way back in there, just enough to get everything out.

Bees were a little mean, but not too bad. Didn't see the queen but did get lots of brood with eggs and very young larvae.

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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 11:24:30 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 11:26:22 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing.

Did you do that removal you pmed me about? If so, how did it go?


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 11:35:22 PM »
Saturday if the weather holds.  Although the homeowner said he's not sure if they made it.  No dead bees in the snow and they've seen squirrels stealing honeycomb.  I'll let you know what I find and take some pics of the autopsy if it is a dead out.
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 11:42:28 PM »
Maybe you can hire one of those squirrels to help you with the cut out.


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 11:59:04 PM »
Ooooohh, JP, beautiful.  I loved the look of all that pure white comb, it looked really neat in the pictures.  You go, JP!!!!  Have that wonderfully great and awesome life, day, health, groove...Cindi
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 11:59:19 PM »
Great job once again!

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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 12:01:17 AM »
Thanks for kudos, Hey, the guy gave me a tip! I was thrilled!


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 12:04:34 AM »
All I can say is WOW!
Sure glad I do them from the inside. I wouldn't want to go through that. Overhead is soooooo much easier.
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 12:09:15 AM »
All I can say is WOW!
Sure glad I do them from the inside. I wouldn't want to go through that. Overhead is soooooo much easier.

We have a lot in common when it comes to bees Iddee, but our approach ain't one of them. :-D

You have me cracking up. Overhead removals are my absolute last resort, I hate doing them. You can have them all if you want them!


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 12:48:22 AM »
Man that look vaguely familiar.
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 04:01:20 AM »
JP

You're going to have to slip down some more if you continue to do cutouts like that.  Think "I'm as sleak as a snake"
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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 05:20:28 AM »
JP

You're going to have to slip down some more if you continue to do cutouts like that.  Think "I'm as sleak as a snake"

I think I understand what you're saying, but then again its 3:19 am here right now. Care to elaborate?


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 05:21:55 AM »
Man that look vaguely familiar.

Just a little bit right? ;)


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 07:33:46 AM »
Thanks for kudos, Hey, the guy gave me a tip! I was thrilled!


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So what was the tip, JP? "Be kind to your mother"?  :-D

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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2009, 11:10:01 AM »
Thanks for kudos, Hey, the guy gave me a tip! I was thrilled!


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So what was the tip, JP? "Be kind to your mother"?  :-D

Mick

 :-D


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2009, 12:02:00 PM »
Thanks for kudos, Hey, the guy gave me a tip! I was thrilled!


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Re: Big Colony Removal April 9, 2009
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2009, 12:16:56 PM »
Thanks for kudos, Hey, the guy gave me a tip! I was thrilled!


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What he told you not to stare at the sun :lau: :lau:
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Yes, that is what he told me! How did you know? He said, here's a little tip from me to you, "If you stare at the sun, you'll go deaf, eventually."  :lau:


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