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« on: June 03, 2009, 10:23:15 AM »

Did another cut-out last saturday. The bees were in the floor of the second floor...they were getting in through an opening in the bricks on the outside until  they replaced the bricks so they found a hole in the window nearby and came into the building and then into a crack in the floor by and old radiator.  I ended up getting about 6 lbs of capped honey 10 full deep frames of comb with various stages of brood in it and another 5   "half" frames that had comb comb honey and brood.  I used Robos vac design and t worked perfectly!!!  I had a full deep filled to the brim with bees and when I placed them in the hive there were very few dead bees at the bottom......  youc an see some of the pics at the link below.  There must have been a colony in there in years past, becasue there is very old black comb that wasnt being used and also evidence of a wax moth infestation at some ploint as well

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 11:30:41 AM »

Cool.  I like the jobs that are in the floor.  For some reason, all my jobs seem to be third story eaves this year.  Looks like some dark honey in those combs.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 12:13:28 AM »

Wildbeekeeper, wow!!!  That be a whole lot o honey and brood, yay!!!  Gotta love that eh?  Beautiful days, to love and live, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 01:05:41 AM »

Great job, interesting building.


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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 08:20:46 AM »

Nice cut out, and you did a good job.

Those bee vacs work good don't they!!  Now to build one of the shims, it will work even better (my roll of #8 wire mesh just came in so now I can finish mine).

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see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 10:57:23 AM »

Thanks everyone... it was tough at first until I figured out what the heck was going on with the  floor!  The vac worked wonders and it definately controlled the number of bees buzzin around.  Had to use more smaoke as I went deeper and deeper into the hive as there were A few times that i got some vicious head butting!

I saved the weird comb from the old section... it was weird.. looked like they built from the bottom up instetad of attaching it to the floor boards!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 01:50:48 PM »

the old comb probabaly got hot and melted, or broke off and fell down.

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see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009, 01:56:28 PM »

possibly but it didnt look deformed in that way....either way... it was different
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2009, 07:25:33 PM »

stick a wick in the middle of it and sell it at the craft fair for 50 bucks, there will be somebody buy it. grin

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see my swarms and cut outs at https://www.youtube.com/user/soapy22bullet?feature=mhee

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 08:28:52 PM »

Congratulations on your cut out
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2009, 08:57:12 PM »

G3 - its funny you said that... I was thinking along the same lines.... "i could probably sell this..."  I actually gave it to a teacher to use in her classroom... she talks about bees etc in one of her curriculums.....
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