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Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:33:28 PM »
Well folks I went back yesterday and today and we have our queen!


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 11:17:26 PM »
Did you leave all the plastic on the floor that was covered with honey for the bees to clean up?   I was just wondering about all that mess you made.  It looked like the house was being worked on construction wise.

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 11:43:29 PM »
Made me happy, happy and what a beautiful queen she is, really large. I believe those were eggs in all those cells as well?? Hope this hive turns out to be great after all that.

Thanks again for the thrill
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 11:53:41 PM »
Annette, you must have xray vision eyes my dear. I have no idea if there were eggs in the cells you were looking at, could be though. Schawee said he saw eggs with his very thick spectacles.  :-D

Allen, that house has been vacant since Katrina. They gutted the first floor. The noise you heard was from a door company that was cutting and grinding and welding iron grate doors.

We had to remove the one from the front door so we could get in as the iron door's lock was too rusty to get a key in.

All the doors and windows of this house have those security grates.

We picked up the plastic when were done.

We figure we removed about 175lbs of honey comb from this one.

Schawee is stuffing his face right now (most likely) with a huge bowl of ice cream with about 25lbs poured all over it.  :-D


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 11:56:11 PM »
Honey over ice cream?

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 11:58:28 PM »
Honey over ice cream?

Uhhh, yeah. Where you been hidin'?  ;)


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 12:51:55 AM »
Yet another great job.  My last removal was a nasty hive as well.  They chased people well over 100 yards, stinging the whole way.  The homeowner was stung twice sitting on her porch 80 feet away.  The neighbor counted 317 stings in the back of my jacket before quitting, said it looked like a wrestled a porcupine, and lost.  Only about 30 got through my armor.  Fortunately I don't have reactions to stings.  I really don't want any more like this one!  I like the calm girls!

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 08:40:07 AM »
You know, JP, your videos have helped me find the queens in my own hives. Seriously, you have no idea how much I learn by watching you work. And if you and Schawee weren't so much fun, I wouldn't watch, so thanks for being fun, too.
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 11:28:38 AM »
Liz, it makes me very happy to hear that you actually get something out of the videos. This is the feedback that drives me to make more of them.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 09:25:43 PM »
So JP, was the fact that the house was empty why you used a hand saw instead of your multi-tool? No electricity?

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2010, 09:40:39 PM »
Liz, I usually use a sheetrock saw to cut sheetrock.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 10:53:52 PM »
I still say you shoulda had that thing mounted!

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 01:22:19 AM »
I still say you shoulda had that thing mounted!

Scott

I think Schawee should mount your new observation hive.  ;)


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 10:23:19 AM »
I still say you shoulda had that thing mounted!

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I think Schawee should mount your new observation hive.  ;)


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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 10:48:25 AM »
Hey, that's a good thought JP! Would he "stuff" each one of the bees and create a true-to-life diorama?

Irwin, I've been working two bee yards in Mims FL that are on Irwin street...I get a little chuckle every time I go there.

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2010, 11:16:53 AM »
Leave those bees alone Scott, those are Irwin's bees.


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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2010, 10:21:28 AM »
Now Jp I'm having Scott take care of them for me ;)
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Two Story House-Part Two
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 11:09:38 PM »
Your videos are awesome, and like others have said, your videos have helped me tons.  I did a big old nasty cut out from a roof this weekend, even toting the same multitool in hand that you use!  You're my hero.  You make it look a lot easier than it is.

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 11:36:35 PM »
Thank you Liz, glad I could help.


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