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Author Topic: Church Bees Removed From Soffit With Man Lift-April 22, 2011  (Read 1181 times)
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« on: April 23, 2011, 02:54:46 PM »

My buddy Trace, Javier & Jose helped out on this one. The lift sucked! The company gets an F- for maintenance. Batteries were virtually empty. The lift set us back quite a bit in time but we got it done and I got a really big fat queen out of it and a strong colony.


Hope y'all enjoy it!


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Church Removal Way Up In The Soffit April 22, 2011 Mobile
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 03:43:59 PM »

JP,

Interesting removal. Glad it was you and not me.  grin

Gauging from the shadows, the roof (which looked black) faced west? If so, I am really wondering how important summer ventilation is.

Thx again amigo.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 04:50:54 PM »

Nice aerial removal.  I will send you a pm about lift.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 10:29:54 PM »

Nice find there.   And those jets were cool also.    But with the lift, were were the safety harnesses at?   OSHA needs that money.   Great video
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 10:35:45 PM »

Looks like the Bee Wisper-er had to earn that one till the end. NICE job JP. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 10:38:56 PM »

Schawee probably called him on the phone right before he found her.    grin      (I still love that line)
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 07:28:18 AM »

You would have to strap me to that life.  Great extraction.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 12:38:37 PM »

Great video. Always interested in seeing how you go about attacking each removal as they are all different.
I almost rented one of those lifts before for a removal. Guess I better make sure they have the lift well maintained before I pull one off their lot!

Was a chunk of brick section hacked away to remove more comb section behind it?
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 11:16:00 PM »

Very nice removal JP. Even with all the equipment difficulties you still make it look easy. This is a sure sign of your vast experience.

Great job and thanks for sharing it with us!
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 12:33:53 AM »

Great video. Always interested in seeing how you go about attacking each removal as they are all different.
I almost rented one of those lifts before for a removal. Guess I better make sure they have the lift well maintained before I pull one off their lot!

Was a chunk of brick section hacked away to remove more comb section behind it?


Yes, Javier "hacked" the hell out of about 8-9 bricks so I could remove comb behind the brick.  grin


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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 09:37:09 AM »

The jets were very cool. You did alright with the removal as well JP. Fortunate to have the rail so you weren't required to harness, although I mayhave anyway considering the maintenance issues with the lift.
Cool video JP!
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 11:31:22 PM »

OK that is when I called you JP and you could not talk at the time. Now I understand what you were up against.

I tell you JP, our queens out here are puny little things compared to yours out there. You would not believe the difference.

Thanks for sharing this very difficult removal with us.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2011, 08:16:15 PM »

you know you're somebody when you can schedule a fly-over for a bee removal video. grin
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