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Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« on: June 16, 2009, 01:27:44 AM »
This colony had been in this shed for many years. Very dark comb and gentle bees. They were in two wall sections. Got the queen late in the removal right beneath the top plate.

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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 01:40:11 AM »
is that the hive in raceland?  if so i hope i have those genetics!

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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 01:42:51 AM »
No, in Algiers. What's funny is apparently these sweet little puppies didn't like lawn mowers. The neighbor was happy to see them go!


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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 03:25:51 AM »
U R Teh MAN!!

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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 08:14:04 AM »
How many boxes in the vac did you fill up?

That sure was one heck of a big hive of bees.

Great job and great pics, thanks JP!

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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 08:23:59 AM »
Impressive!!!  An awesome sight!
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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 10:37:31 AM »
Joker, please update your profile and tell us your location, thanks.


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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 10:44:20 AM »
Congratulations JP on another cutout

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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 10:47:59 AM »
Did it take a two deep set up to get them all.
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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 10:55:07 AM »
The combs were very dark. I transferred brood comb into one deep and vacuumed five boxes full of bees. Will set them up in two deeps and a medium.


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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 11:00:53 AM »
Man that's allot of bee's JP you going to keep this one.
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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 12:35:49 PM »
I wondered why it said, "hopelessly lost".  I assumed it was since I was new.  Anyway, there it is. 
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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 01:19:18 PM »
JP, you seriously never cease to amaze me with the amount of bee capturing you do, that was a whole lotta bees, keep on keepin' on, we love to see your work.  Beautiful days, to love and live, health.  Cindi
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Re: Very Large Colony In Shed---June 15, 2009
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 07:35:09 PM »
This colony had been in this shed for many years. Very dark comb and gentle bees. They were in two wall sections. Got the queen late in the removal right beneath the top plate.

Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/June152009#


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That smacks of a $500 job.  And you could make 3 hives out of it.
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