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Offline suprstakr

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Gas tank hive
« on: December 18, 2009, 02:39:08 PM »
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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 08:12:01 PM »
Im guessing there is a hive in the gas tank that you are going to cut out. If so you would think the fumes would have kept the bees out.

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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 11:57:34 PM »
If you look in picture #4 you'll see the bees . I'm going to trap them out and  keep a picture file to show success or failure . :-\

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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 12:06:02 AM »
Now thats what I call a bee truck!  think I saw that one in Anderson about 20 years ago.
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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 12:17:25 AM »
Good luck stacker :-D
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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 09:12:11 AM »
You might have better success cutting them out.  Would be a heck of a lot less stressful on them.



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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009, 02:36:27 PM »
I wish the tank was rusted , but is 1/8 in thick and in good condition .

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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 03:35:28 PM »
They don't make them like they use to..... :-D
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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 11:15:56 AM »
Maybe I could rent a set of hydraulic nippers. :-\

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Re: Gas tank hive
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 01:51:32 PM »
Very cool.  After seeing those photos the first thing I thought of was "trap out"  Honestly,trap outs are pretty easy.  It'll take around 2 months, but it's nowhere near as labor intensive as a cut out.  You won't get the queen but you will have a nice fresh one in the hive you get from the trap out.  From your "slimmed" photo's there are SHB's in your neck of the woods.  I've not done a trap out with SHB's but I have been told if done in early spring they're no problem.
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