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Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:30:49 AM »
All day adventure, lots of fun lots of bees, nice people, but way on down the road from my place.

Follow up video will be posted shortly!


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 01:46:27 AM »
Here's the follow up


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 08:17:18 AM »
Another good one JP. You look whooped.

BTW, what side (N,S,E,W) of the house was the colony on?

Thx again.

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 12:31:53 PM »
Will check this out later also.

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 01:33:01 PM »
Dang, that was a looong day. Good job at getting the queen!

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 02:22:31 PM »
Great videos JP.  How long does your average cut out take working by yourself?  I know in most of your videos, it seems you are there all day with help.  And do you have many bees flying at your head lamp after dark?

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 03:20:45 PM »
Allen, about four to six hours is the norm, some longer. Bees still fly to the red light but not nearly as much.


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 07:22:21 PM »
I believe this is your best video yet. That's also one of the prettiest set of combs I've seen on a feral. Nice and straight, didn't look like it had alot of burr and cross comb. She had definitely worked her way up into the overhead with the new comb on bottom looks like the ladies were getting ready to push mama back down.
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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 08:25:26 PM »
The comb sections do look pretty but are long and skinny which makes for a much more time consuming transfer. I would have much preferred  long and wide comb sections that ran front to back, that is an ideal situation.


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 08:30:33 AM »
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 That was great  and taking the time for all the Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder viewers to see you find that
Queen was terrific

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 10:13:04 AM »
Jay, the colony was on the west side of the building.


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 02:34:28 PM »
JP, I noticed that you were putting three or four cuts to a frame. I bet you went through a whole box of rubber bands. I can see the time that takes. I hope they carry over that good comb buildling ability to your box. I've seen some ferals (and domestics) that looked like a crazy quilt with comb everywhere.
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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 03:08:57 PM »
David McLeod brings up good detail. Where do you get those rubber bands & what size are they? Ones I'm using for deeps are snapping on me on deeps but for mediums they're ok. Used to be carried by 99cent Store but they discontinued so looking for more rubber bands more suitable for deep frames. Education as always JP & another fave added from your Youtube site. Keep em coming.

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 03:32:55 PM »
I can't speak for JP but I like #64 rubber bands that I buy in the 3# pkg from office depot. #32 will work but break more often. The #64 works well for banding off your pant legs when moving bees at night too :-D

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 03:44:34 PM »
Great video JP! It's nice to see some people are getting to play with some bees. Spring is coming to Minnesota in a few weeks.

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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 04:30:46 PM »
Thanks Hardwood for that info. I've been meaning to ask that exact question... I did manage to pickup a pack of Office Depot #32 last week when I went there to get some ink. Guess I need to check on the #64's as well.

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2011, 12:30:43 AM »
Office Depot, size 33.


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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011, 03:15:58 AM »
Fantastic JP, got one across the street & stocking up manana. Got a lead of a horse stable near to Santa Anita that has bees near stall & supposedly been there for years. Rubber bands will be used for all the brood I can strap in. Merci beaucoup yet again.

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2011, 01:19:10 PM »
Very nice video JP. 

Do you save any of the comb from the bottom that was going in the can?

I don't know if you have time to deal with it with all the removals that you do, but I wonder if you could toss it into a solar wax melter and save the wax.

Just a thought.

It might be more of a hassle than its worth.

Thanks for sharing the video with us!

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Re: Big Honey Bee Colony Removed In Bayou Goula, Louisiana
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 12:58:26 AM »
Just watched this, got to go now, but I want to comment on it. Tomorrow.