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Author Topic: Honey Bees In Makeshift Shed Get Saved-November 12, 2010  (Read 2527 times)
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« on: November 13, 2010, 12:14:38 PM »

When I got there it was quite a mess, termite damage, comb everywhere and a good bit of honey on the ground.

What you are hearing when I pull the wall section out is Formosan termite carton nests and mud hitting the ground.

The other side of the hollow block wall (btw) was a cab company whose yard looked like a junkyard, stuff everywhere. Could not get anywhere near  the block wall but I did not see any activity over there either.

This is about as messy as it gets.


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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 06:57:53 PM »

what a giant mess that was! Good save for sure, thanks for the video.

I guess you are just going to combine them with another hive?
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 07:14:56 PM »

Today I am feeding them big time. Didn't see a queen on the frames but its possible she could be in there. Tomorrow I'll check again. They will be combined soon with another colony.


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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 07:20:09 PM »

JP the bee whisper man. How did you lure them to the NUC to begin with. Was it filled with some old comb or some of their own ?
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 07:45:27 PM »

JP the bee whisper man. How did you lure them to the NUC to begin with. Was it filled with some old comb or some of their own ?

Couple of drawn frames and lemon grass oil.


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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 07:52:52 PM »

Sometimes you have to wonder just what in the blue eyed world the scouts were thinking when they picked that spot to set up in.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 07:54:08 PM »

That one looked like a real pain to deal with!

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 08:23:57 PM »

David, the spots they pick never cease to amaze me, particularly so when your area is chocked full of bees. They have to go somewhere.

Scott it was more messy than anything, having to dodge spilled honey, comb and everything else up in there.

Once the bees showed me what they wanted to do it made my job a lot easier and enjoyable.

BTW, I think I failed to mention this was yet another referral from a 911 dispatch officer.


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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 10:40:33 PM »

I have to purchase some bee quick - keep thinking about it that I need to get some.

That was a terrific mess JP and as usual, you knew what to do.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 11:58:19 PM »

Must have been some interesting smells with the termites and the bees in there.
That looks like a 'rescue the bees before the roof collapses/demolition.' kind of job.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 06:25:31 AM »

I like how you share your decision making, JP. Sometimes I think that you just automatically know how to handle these confusing situations, so it's helpful on many levels for me to watch you begin to create order from chaos.

I have a brand new bottle of Bee Quick and a few unused nucs just itching for some action. They're not exactly itching for cinder-block, termite-riddled, honey-all-over-the-ground, fallen-comb action, but if that's what comes along, you've helped me get ready to tackle it.  

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 11:59:12 AM »

Liz, I'm thankful for your feedback. It reassures me that some of what I'm trying to convey (in my mind) is transferring to video. Part of what makes removing bees worth while is obviously the challenge aspect. If they were all simple and easy, well, let's just say it might not be quite as fun and rewarding.

Of course the main object is to save the genetics of the colony if at all possible, albeit at least until they are able to show their true colors.

Thanks again everyone, for your feedback.

Here's looking to spring and of course with that comes Bud3!

Cheers!


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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 11:51:39 AM »

JP, yo the man.  You are providing such a wonderful learning tool for for many beekeepers with your videos.  It would take me a very long time to look at all what you have done in your videos, but what I have seen, it makes me proud of you.  Thank you for taking us into the wonderful part of your life, it is good.  Still wonder how you don't get aways with swarms settling and making a home in your big, long, black beard  tongue and smiling, keep up that wonderful work of being that awesome video bee removal mentoring stuff.  Have that great and most awesome day, with all good things, like love, health and peace, Cindi
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 06:13:33 PM »

Thanks Rock lady, you are the best!


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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 09:48:45 PM »

Nice try at a save. It looks as if you were just in time JP.  Anything has to be better than leaving them there.

Another good video JP.  It will be a long winter with out these videos.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 10:49:02 PM »

Thanks for the feedback Joe.

Was thinking of putting a bloopers video together, anyone like to see that?  grin


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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 10:58:39 PM »

Yes, Yes, hope you didn't step on the red umbrella in one of the bloopers shocked
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2010, 04:23:49 PM »

Just the ticket for an uplifting winter. Yes.
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 07:33:02 PM »

OK, will do!


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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2010, 09:55:28 AM »

OK, will do!


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