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« on: April 11, 2009, 05:49:56 PM »

not the greatest cutout.  hive was in a tight corner. got what i could, then hubby with the long arms took a crack at it.  we got lots of brood, but missed the queen.  we'll see what happens, but i think i'll have to give the brood to another hive and call it good.  don't know if i even got enough of the workers to cover the brood that we took.   to bad because the hive had been there a couple of years and looked really healthy.  hate to waste a good queen.  and...probably no pictures because most were butt shots of me squirming under the hive.   Kiss
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 11:20:14 PM »

OH come on Kathy, Show the butt photos???

But this post makes me think that although I would love to take photos of the cutout I will be helping with next weekend, I am not sure if I will be able to do that.  Firstly, I do not want to get my camera dirty and I really hope to be able to get in there with my hands and truly help out.  Also the area we are going to work in is going to be very cramped and may not have room to actually step back and take the photos.

Cant promise anything.

So those cutouts can be a pain sometimes I see Kathy.  Your hubby helps you and that is great.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 12:30:23 AM »

when you are laying flat on a board across attic beams with your head alternately in the hive and in the insulation, it's a bit of a challenge.  i would say that this is the first one i didn't enjoy.  nasty bees too. we both took a lot of stings.  on the + side, we got a lot of nice brood and i think we got enough bees to manage the hive.  i'll know better tomorrow after they have settled a bit.  at worst, i'll have to combine them and i have a hive that can use the brood.

do try to get some pics when you start at least.  you can always get a disposable camera for the adventure.  smiley 

i got a small and cheaper Nikon digital for this kind of stuff and for my RC stuff.  it does a pretty good job and if it gets trashed it wouldn't break my heart.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 10:50:57 PM »

I will try!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 10:56:22 PM »

Attic removals are some of the tougher removals one can perform. Kudos for your efforts Kathy.


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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 01:41:43 PM »

and...probably no pictures because most were butt shots of me squirming under the hive.   Kiss

Oh Kathy, you maka me laugh!!! Not kidding.

YOu are just going gung ho on the bee getting stuff eh?  Good for you gal, you got more guts than me for surely.  Have that great, most wonderful day, health, life.  Cindi
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 01:57:49 PM »

thanks jp.  this one gets  filed under learning experience.  at least the guy can close up the holes and his problem will be solved.  he'll have some dead bees up there, but we got 90% of the hive out.

cindi, there is a fine line between guts and stupidity  smiley

hubby learned about tucking in his shirt  evil


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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 02:10:42 PM »

cindi, there is a fine line between guts and stupidity  smiley

Kathy, oooooh ya, smiling, know what ya mean.  Beautiful day in our great life.  Cindi
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