So it could be a monster? yeah, i use all 8 frames. You reckon it would all fit in two boxes? I have to get some more gear desperately! I'm probably going to go up to Castlemaine to get some boxes, bases and lids either through the week next week or next weekend. How urgently do they want it removed? Do they mind us ripping the boards off?
The number of bees I saw comming and going was pretty high, but until the weather boards are off you can never really be sure. :-\ I made it clear that boards would have to be removed to access the bees and that I'm not a carpenter, so I'm not able to replace them again. I suggested that it would be atleast a week before I can start the job. I'm out of boxes too. I'm trying to source some more, especially nucs.
The bungalow job that I just finished needed two 10 framers to fit them all in. The brood took up the entire 10 frames of the bottom box. With all of the nurses on the brood there was no space left for the remaining 40+ thousand bees left on the wall. I had to bring in a second box.
I can't have anymore at home as the neighbour is hammering the council about them as it is. Talking of more bees just had a call from a woman in Bulla who is being terrorised by bees in the house. Apparently she has left a message for you to call...