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JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:33:44 PM »
This one was about 15' up between floor joists of a raised camp/trailer. The bees were very gentle and were making and capping goldenrod honey.

Right when we got up to the hive I could smell the distinct "sweaty socks" aroma goldenrod honey is famous for.

Delicious, delicious, delicious honey. Did I say it was good?  ;)

Emil, a young lad of 25 was my assistant on this one. Sometimes you just can't get Schawee to budge off those Burger Delight vanilla shakes.  :-D  I gave him first dibs but, he couldn't break away...

Emil is an interesting young fellow who installs solar panels and does "aquaponics", growing plants in water fertilized by the fish that live in that water. Very cool concept!

I met Emil while removing that colony at the Ramada Inn in the Crape Myrtle tree.

Emil started keeping bees about two years ago and has a few Russian hives and now this Italian one.

He's not afraid to jump right in and was a big help on this cut out.

Emil found the queen on a cinder block next to where we were cutting our comb sections.

I happened to joke with him hours earlier that that was where we'd probably find her.

Little did I know that that would come true.

How nice to end the day with the queen we could have easily left behind.


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 03:03:06 PM »
JP, those glasses made you look smart.   :-D  I was waiting for one to pop you on the nose when you were eating honey right off the comb.  Another great video. 

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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 03:50:22 PM »
I forgot to mention that on this removal I had a bee go into my left ear. I almost jumped from the ladder, couldn't get to the ground faster!

I went next door in the lights and miraculously the bee turned around and came out of my ear.

That was some of the most tense moments in my adult life!

Emil said "man, maybe you should start wearing ear plugs".


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 05:39:07 PM »
Emil had to spot the Queen Schawee the Dude Eagel eye was not there :-D :-P ;) Another great video Jp.
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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 06:46:38 PM »
What can I say Irwin, ya just can't get "the Dude" away from those vanilla shakes!  :-D


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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 09:34:59 PM »
Do you think Schawee owns stock in the Burger Delight?   Just what are they putting in those shakes?   Does the DEA know about that place?

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 11:39:39 PM »
Another Good One
But Youtube was messing up  :-x

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 11:40:52 PM »
What a happy, happy ending finding that queen before it was totally dark.  I could not believe you were licking that honey with the bees crawling all over it. For some reason, this video made me feel like I wish it was me working with you and not Emil.

Just started to dream a bit :-D :-D


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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 12:01:33 AM »
the dude was sick all week .no shakes that week,but jp could have come down and got  me a shake or two.i would have recovered faster and went on that cutout. :-D
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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 12:06:22 AM »
the dude was sick all week .no shakes that week,but jp could have come down and got  me a shake or two.i would have recovered faster and went on that cutout. :-D

Man that ain't right JP's, eye's /Queen catcher and he wouldn't Bring you a Health Shake

Not Right  :?


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 12:29:18 AM »
Another nice one JP. It sure nice seeing hives going to other beekeepers. They must love getting calls from you.

Working from the ladder is never a really fun job, but with the good size of this colony it makes it worth it.

Great video and as always Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 11:46:53 AM »
Do you think Schawee owns stock in the Burger Delight?   Just what are they putting in those shakes?   Does the DEA know about that place?

:lau:

Maybe Schawee's kin is running Burger Delight, never did ask him.  :idunno:

Emil came by yesterday afternoon to bring me back my queen catcher and entrance closure and said the bees are doing fine.

I gave him all but one zip lock bag full of honey. He must of gone home with ten bags full, says he's been eating it like pop corn. :-D


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 01:03:59 PM »
I forgot to mention that on this removal I had a bee go into my left ear. I almost jumped from the ladder, couldn't get to the ground faster!
I went next door in the lights and miraculously the bee turned around and came out of my ear.
That was some of the most tense moments in my adult life!
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Good on ya, JP and Emil.  I need to get a different program or update our internet so I can watching videos without massive amounts of buffering that that massive amounts of time to watch.  I couldn't wait to watch the end, it was taking so long, a work in progress here with the internet.  Ich.

I think that you may have taught a very valuable lesson here for any people that have bees go into their ears  :evil:  :shock:.  Bees do go to the light, that is known, so anytime a bee goes in an ear, head for the light, smiling.  Things learned, and sorry that you had such a tense moment.  Bees love to go in my Sister's left ear, must be something sweet in there, smiling that big smile.  Beautiful days, with health and lots of love.  Cindi
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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 06:30:24 PM »
cindi is right ,the bees go to the light.thats why it went in the ear cause she saw the light through to the other side :-D
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 08:23:46 PM »
cindi is right ,the bees go to the light.thats why it went in the ear cause she saw the light through to the other side :-D

Hardy har har, Schawee.  :-*

You better call me soon about this week.

Hey everyone, y'all wanna see another video with me and Schawee removing bees???  ;)


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2010, 08:48:07 PM »
JP THE BEE MAN makes it look so easy. Every time I do one over head that way I make a pretty good mess with all that dripping gold. Good video guys even without the hawk eye shake man.  :-D

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2010, 09:54:58 PM »
I am still waiting for the cooking show.

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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 01:44:17 AM »
JP THE BEE MAN makes it look so easy. Every time I do one over head that way I make a pretty good mess with all that dripping gold. Good video guys even without the hawk eye shake man.  :-D

I guess I should have included some video footage of what my jacket looked like before I took it off.

A solid, sticky mess!

Cooking video is coming, just hold on a lil longer.  ;)


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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 10:11:42 AM »
JP
your killing me with these clips and the bees leaving you be
This will make some laugh
What detergent do you use ?? any ? whats on sale or ONE Certain kind
I know the bees will hit some thats why I ask
I wanna climb in with the bees just not yet LOL

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Re: JP And Emil Remove Honey Bees Down In Shell Beach, Louisiana
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 10:37:40 AM »
I really like the perfume free detergents but in a jam will use the tide or whatever my wife likes.


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