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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2010, 09:54:35 PM »

That is correct.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2010, 03:32:01 AM »

Just got home from the removal of the barrel with bees.
When I got there I see honey on the ground around the barrel!!!
I asked if the barrel was moved and owner said it was not.

Bees were bearding outside the entrance. It probably hit about 82F today.
Maybe the heat and not a good comb build resulted in the heavy comb with honey
breaking off.

My father and I quickly brushed the external bees into a box and sealed the hole
with a screen. Then had to build a quick platform/bottom because the owner
didn't know if it was open or not. Found out later there is a bottom.

Lifted it, two person at first, onto a furniture moving wheel thingie, it was heavy!!!
Not sure how heavy the barrel alone is but it was pretty darn heavy.
Anyways, trucked it, strapped down, and moved the barrel to my beeyard.
Opened up the entrance and put some grass infront of it.
And yes, honey still leaking out of the barrel.  Sad

I'll take some pics of it tomorrow.

I plan on leaving it for one week to see how they do with their new location,
then do as I planned on adding a medium ontop as their new brood chamber
and top entrance.
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2010, 04:52:11 PM »

Here are some pics I took this morning while checking up on them.

Is that an overkill with the grass at the entrance?


Honey leaking out of the wine barrel hive


Entrance
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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2010, 05:17:35 PM »

I would do the cut out immediately. Something's wrong. Healthy hives don't leak.
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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2010, 05:50:18 PM »

Yeah, I know. I wanted to put it off for 1 week but I better get it done Saturday.
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2010, 03:10:27 AM »

Did the cutout today. It looked bad inside but there were still a lot of bees left.
And I did find the queen about half way through the cutout. I think it was her.





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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2010, 10:50:01 AM »

WOW that was a good sized hive inside there, too bad if collapsed.

What is inside the barrel, the wooden slats held together with plastic tubing.

Looks like you did a good job on it.

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