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Offline CVBees

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My first and possibly last cutout
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:59:07 PM »
  This is the old dairy barn the entrance is under the window.

  This is the entrance

  After I removed the old siding

  Closer shot, they had comb attached to the siding what a mess but I got them all minus a few guard bees and here 10 days later I verified I had the queen she is a beaut.  I will get a shot of her later.  And thanks to all the advice givers.. JP, Iddee it took me 4.5 to get these suckers out.  But glad today!  Might try another with help from my assistant  ;)
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Re: My first and possibly last cutout
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 11:24:52 PM »
Congrats. Glad to be of some help, anyway.

Only 4.5 hours of hot, sticky, stinging work, and you got a 50.00 swarm of bees, although it wasn't guaranteed to get them.

Now why on earth would anyone think about charging for something that simple and rewarding??   :roll:   :-D   :evil:   :evil:
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Re: My first and possibly last cutout
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 01:45:26 AM »
Removing bees is like eating potato chips... You'll do more. Great job!


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Re: My first and possibly last cutout
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 12:33:20 PM »
Wow, that is a huge piece of comb.
Great pictures thanks for sharing them with us.
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Re: My first and possibly last cutout
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 01:51:33 PM »
Awesome photos!  Thanks for sharing.  I've yet to do my first cutout this year.  Had requests but no one willing to pay.  Although kinda fun, I'm not doing that amount of work for free!
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Re: My first and possibly last cutout
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 02:31:16 PM »
I can now understand why.  Holy smokes.  My wife cough cough (assistant) says if we can get more bees for free she will help.  I believe her but I also saw her tense up that first time these same bees got a little rowdy.  That was a short moment by the 3rd frame she was pushing me out of the way.  Thats why she wants me to rescue some more so she can have "her" hive. Gotta love a well lit smoker and and bee excited spouse.   X:X 
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 11:35:01 PM by CVBees »
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