thanks for the entro there Jerry. I wis it was some grand story but it was pretty plane. I got back to the house and the farmer that had the bees in the weel had called and wanted me to get them this evening. I could not do the evening,I said I could come now. He said let him call the guyies thatraise the well and see if they could do it or not. We played phone tag for about five minutes. Then he tells me its a go. I head down there and they are waiting on me to get there. So i get set upby the well. this is when I releasise that my son is whereing sandles. So he does not get to help me and is very disapointed. He is just Nine years old and loved to help me with the bees.
So we got ready and they start raising the well up and the worst thing happens that could. I see a big old piece of comb coming loose. I was over by the hive box that I was going to put them into. When I saw this happening I srambuled to grab it,even though the guy told me not to reach undr it untill the brake was put on. I had to try you know. I failed,they fell down the well shaft about 140 ft deep. This worried me a lot. I looked at each comb very carefully the rest of the time. I never saw the Queen, the piece of comb that fell looked like it had brood on it to. I got two frames of brood any how but no queen.
Later on that evening we returned to find that all the bees where in the box. So I sealed it up and loaded it.
I am not able to get anouther queen right now so I just combined the two hives together. I Used the news paper trick it seames to be working good. I now have a super strong hive now.
You do have to admitted though that Jerry and I make a good team. We did not work out any of it we just played it by eye or eye if you like.We should have a area where we can unlesh our creative sides.Like anouther page. So others can come for a good laugh or two.