Yea, I finally generated a 3 part video for about 27 minutes. The cuttout is the first 2 vids, my reflections and wax rendering is the 3rd.
2nd video is at :
3rd is at:
I'll post a new thread with all the links again, I think.
And I'll try to put up a quick pic of the hive.
I transferred 14 pieces of comb. All brood, no drone, no honey. Getting the size right was hard for my KTBH, so I think I sub-optimally cut them a bit small. To complicate matters, the bees were, as you saw, highly testy and several got in my suit. I couldn't get away and couldn't get them out. So conditions were...complicated. I was expecting to transfer less comb. But I'd cut the main piece and think, "Hey, I really should save this smaller cut piece..." So maybe 9 main pieces and 5 scraps. I show you the inside of the KTBH in vid 2 and you'll see what I mean.
I *think* I got the queen. They were balling inside the hive, so that's what I figure. Also, at dusk bees were balling underneath the inside ball below the screened bottom, so I'm thinking I got her.
No idea what a rotozip is.
Bees not happy at all. 1-Day after a storm. 2-High winds. 3-Another storm coming. 4-I shook the hive in the cutout. It was ugly.
The meltdown yesterday rendered out 215g of wax (8.5oz) from the junker comb.
So did you transfer comb sections to a hive body along with the bees? Did you get the queen?
What I saw has you exposing the colony and then the video ends. Is there more footage?
An inverter hooked to the car battery would have come in real handy to operate say a rotozip to access the hive.
Looks like the bees weren't very happy.