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Offline mswartfager

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First Cut Out (photos)
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:19:06 PM »
First attempt at a cut out.  Started at 2:30 PM.  Pulled down the ceiling and found about 12 combs - each comb was about 24" x 4".  Most were brood but a couple were honey.  I used a putty knife to remove the comb and put them in new foundationless frames.  Then, into two deep hives I built.  Couldn't find the queen on the comb, but as I brushed out the ceiling cavity after the comb was removed, I found her.  She looked perfect and went right in the hive.  Most gentle bees I have ever been around.  It was a perfect day.  Finished at about 5:30.  Only my second year with two hives, but now I have three!







Offline MacfromNS

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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 10:41:54 PM »
Lucky you and got some nice pictures too. thanks
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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 10:44:53 PM »
looks like a very nicely done job.  dairy barn?
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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 11:03:02 PM »
In-law's dairy farm in Northwestern, PA.

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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 12:37:14 AM »
Thank you for sharing.  Beautiful farm too!  FG
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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:57:08 AM »
good job looks like a good one to do for a first  one
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Offline RyanB

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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 01:09:57 PM »
Nice pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Offline charles

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Re: First Cut Out (photos)
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 09:49:19 PM »
Great find. Excellent work. Thanks for the pics.

Keep us updated on how this hive does over the next month or so.
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