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Offline Draginol

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Video: Wild hive
« on: May 14, 2009, 02:21:52 AM »
Last year I let one of my hives get 2 supers with no frames in them. This video is of me cleaning it up.  My 12 year old son is doing the video.




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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 03:19:13 AM »
Curious why did you do that?

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 04:05:56 AM »
Mostly stupidity.

I left them alone too long and I couldn't bring myself to tear it all down late in the summer.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 08:34:28 AM »
Did you get that mess all cleaned up?

I would have cut the comb and rubber banded it in some empty frames, before lifting that second super off.

What a mess, bees will build anywhere there is open space and will do it at a rapid pace.

I bought 15 hives that did not have any racks in them and had to change them over to better wood, what a mess and they were all those little black german bees with an attitude. It was a real learning experience. Figured out how to drum bees into the new hive sitting on top of the old hive.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 09:04:58 AM »
Thanks for sharing.   Although the circumstances are different.   This is excellent proof of why poorly drawn or stray comb should be dealt with ASAP.  I know we get a lot of new beekeepers that are hesitant to cut out bad comb,  especially when just starting a hive,  but this is will surely help them make the decision earlier now that they can see what happens when things are left unaddressed.


 
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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:52:16 AM »
what a mess you had there :-D
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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 01:39:01 PM »
Did your son get stung??  My daughter and wife both got stung because they were too close to the hive while I was checking it..... I will bee buying a bee jacket for all of them....... Thats pretty amazing what bees will do when left alone :lol:
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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 04:59:32 PM »
All i can say is...wow!  Look at all that comb.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 05:19:22 PM »
Wow... Dang, that was some work cleaning that up I bet. All that nice comb too! Made me want to jump through the screen with some empty frames. Still a cool site to see.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 07:16:11 PM »
Like Alex said. That is, some out of control crap.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 08:27:44 PM »
Its called a tripod, get one.  I almost threw up.  The wad of comb looked cool though.

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 11:08:22 PM »
Its called a tripod, get one.  I almost threw up.  The wad of comb looked cool though.

Mr. Videographer was 12yo.  At that age he'd have just knocked the tripod over anyway  :roll:.
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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 11:13:38 PM »
I think the video man did a good job considering he had a bee in his hair, most young people would have been screaming and running off.

So what did you do with the mess??

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 11:34:16 PM »
Mr. Videographer was 12yo.  At that age he'd have just knocked the tripod over anyway  :roll:.

Yhea, I understand because reading is fundamental.  Thats why when I read

My 12 year old son is doing the video.

I made the statement that he needed to get a tripod.  With a tripod his boy could have helped and got his hands sticky.  But thanks for assuming I missed the third sentence.  :roll:

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Re: Video: Wild hive
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 09:35:25 AM »
I made the statement that he needed to get a tripod. 
Ahh..is that what you meant by?  VVV 
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Its called a tripod, get one.
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