Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
September 15, 2014, 06:50:43 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: First Cut Out (photos)  (Read 1210 times)
mswartfager
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 74

Location: Northwest PA


« on: July 28, 2009, 09:19:06 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!






Logged
MacfromNS
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 126


Location: Nova Scotia Canada


« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 09:41:54 PM »

Lucky you and got some nice pictures too. thanks
Logged

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!
Mac
kathyp
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 15142


Location: boring, oregon


« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 09:44:53 PM »

looks like a very nicely done job.  dairy barn?
Logged

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
mswartfager
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 74

Location: Northwest PA


« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 10:03:02 PM »

In-law's dairy farm in Northwestern, PA.
Logged
Flygirl
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 101


Location: Anchorage, Alaksa

~ It's never to late to have a happy childhood ~


« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 11:37:14 PM »

Thank you for sharing.  Beautiful farm too!  FG
Logged

~ It's never too late to have a happy childhood ~
riverrat
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 391

Location: south central kansas


« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 11:57:08 PM »

good job looks like a good one to do for a first  one
Logged

never take the top off a hive on a day that you wouldn't want the roof taken off your house
RyanB
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 63


Location: Lafayette, OR


« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 12:09:57 PM »

Nice pics! Thanks for sharing!
Logged

Currently Fermenting:

Cherry Melomel - 1Gal
Pear Melomel - 1Gal
White Pyment - 1Gal
Root Beer Mead - 1Gal
Mead Cyser - 5Gal

Recently Finished:
Sack Mead - 1Gal, Very Good!
Braggot - 1Gal, Very popular!
Mead Cyser - 1Gal, Wifes Fav!
JAO - 1Gal, Nice, A bit too sweet.
charles
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 77


Location: Green Cove Springs, Florida


« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 08:49:19 PM »

Great find. Excellent work. Thanks for the pics.

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

4 hives
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.324 seconds with 23 queries.

Google visited last this page August 23, 2014, 05:38:01 PM