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Author Topic: 9' Long Hive---August 24, 2009  (Read 1461 times)
JP
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« on: August 25, 2009, 01:03:04 AM »

I thought it was in the lower section only, but was in for a surprise. The honey was very good, most of it anyway. The uppermost honey was very bitter, the lower section had very dark comb, wasn't great, but the stuff from midway to the last 1/3 was exceptional! Vacuumed slightly over 4 boxes of bees and got the queen in the last 10 minutes of the removal, pretty normal, actually.

The lady is terrific and wants me to set her up some hives in the spring.

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 10:22:44 PM »

So you have to be an electrician also with all those light fixtures? Jack of all trades huh? Gotta love your job.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 03:56:11 AM »

Awesome

Do you just suck the queen up too, or do you handle her some other way?

4 boxes, wow!!  Were they there more than One year?  No insulation in that wall?
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 09:48:11 AM »

Awesome

Do you just suck the queen up too, or do you handle her some other way?

4 boxes, wow!!  Were they there more than One year?  No insulation in that wall?


I am always on the look out for the queen to catch her, but sometimes she is vacuumed up. There were bees in this same spot once before according to the owner. The colony I removed had been there, acording to the owner, for approximately 18 months. No insulation, in fact, she hired a company to blow insulation into the walls and they stopped because of the bees.

I usually catch her and keep her in a hairclip queen catcher before introducing her to the colony. I may introduce her that evening on site at dark, the next day, or even a week later. All depends on the situation.

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In the photos above you see the queen and then the same queen inside of the queen catcher. She can't get out but workers can, in order to tend to her.


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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 10:10:21 AM »

It appears from most of the pictures you show on the cut outs you do, that the majoritie do not have outside insulation between the studs.
Having been raised in the south, [shoot gun house, cole oil stove & before air conditioning] I know there can be some cold nights but now a days everyone has air conditioning, how the heck can they afford the electric bill.

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 10:20:24 AM »

Oh JP, your work never ceases to amaze me.  Four boxes of bees sucked up, that is just too unimaginable!!!  Yay!!!  Have that great and most awesome day, health.  Cindi
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