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Author Topic: 2nd story, old house, well built........stings, sweat, .....almost tears  (Read 793 times)
House Bee
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« on: August 25, 2009, 10:50:41 PM »

No cutout calls for awhile.  Had one today.  Old brick house with bees in the soffit.  Owner said tha tthey had been there for 8-10 yrs.  Hive was roughly 6 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 6inches deep.  Lotsa bees, several stings, and a screw up with my sweeper.  Nearly cried when I opened it.  Lots of dead bees.  I was already afraid I swept the queen.  Removal, other than the shakiness of a ladder or two, went well.  Just a major foul on my part to have such a huge loss.  Really makes me mad at me.  Survived for years, and then a huge destructive force decimates them.  Lots of brood comb and surviving bees, but not sure there are enough to build up.  Gonna give em a day or two and probably combo.   embarassed

"Fear not the night.  Fear that which walks the night.  I am that which walks the night, BUT only EVIL need fear me..."-Lt. Col. David Grossman
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 09:10:15 AM »

Some go good, some go bad. All you can do is your best, and hope for a good average. At least you did what you could.

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*
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