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Offline John Schwartz

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Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« on: April 19, 2010, 02:48:16 PM »
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 02:54:16 PM »
Yeah, with two fine helpers like that, you had to succeed. Bet you couldn't have done so well by yourself.....  :)
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 02:55:37 PM »
Yeah, with two fine helpers like that, you had to succeed. Bet you couldn't have done so well by yourself.....  :)

You're right. :)  They didn't even suit up! Their big chicken Daddy did.
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 03:17:21 PM »
did the guy ever call you?  he called me because he couldn't reach you.  he wanted to know what to do with the strays in the room  :-D  he was pretty hyped about the whole thing.  you made a friend!!

glad it went well.  probably more to come if you want them.
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 03:19:25 PM »
Ya, i tried hiving the bees for him at his house, but not a good idea. I should have known better. One more thing learned. I re-hived them Sunday at my house. He's all set now. And, ya, we'll take more. :)
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 03:21:36 PM »
i told him he was lucky to get you.  i would not have left the bees!
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 03:23:25 PM »
i told him he was lucky to get you.  i would not have left the bees!

:)  He's really wanting to become a beek. I could tell he was a learner and willing to read/study. So, fun to try and help him out. He'll be getting a package soon.
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 03:25:05 PM »
Those poor bees banged both ways, in and out of the vac..... :-P
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 03:26:42 PM »
Those poor bees banged both ways, in and out of the vac..... :-P

Ya, I wince a bit while vacuuming but, overall, amazing how they recover and how few are killed.
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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 05:14:00 PM »
Great pics!  Put those kids to work.

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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 03:08:16 AM »
picture 10 looks like you turned the comb sideways. i did that with my first cutout and wound up losing that colony before i realized what i had done.

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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 07:33:21 AM »
Hey, great job! Looks like they were building to swarm, any swarm cells? Appears a good time was had by all & good buy on the large smoker, you really need the large one for cut outs & working a large number of colonies. No such thing as too big of a smoker!

Your girls are little darlings btw, but of course you know that.


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Re: Cutout this weekend using bee vac
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 01:34:14 PM »
Great job! It is always more fun when the kids can get involved. You are passsing on an outstanding hobby and giving them respect for the honey bee at an early age. I only wish I had started that young.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!
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