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Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:07:54 PM »
Did this one yesterday. Man had bees last year at rear right, this time front right.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 03:50:03 PM »
i remember going there with you last year .man that ladder looks like it was stressed out.just saying :evil:     ...schawee
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 03:52:30 PM »
You know those junky aluminum ones can't handle much but they sure are light to carry. Yeah, I was stressing it!

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 04:40:46 PM »
I enjoyed the video. When you do these cutouts, do you have to repair the owners building back to the way it looked before you started? Larry

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 05:13:44 PM »
Not always, I did on this one because he changed his mind and wanted it done.



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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 05:49:45 PM »
Great video as always Jp! You make it look so easy! I have a question about the comb. After you put it in frames and into a new hive, do you keep that comb or do you swap it out for frames with foundation? Will the bees add to the existing comb to fill out the frame?

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 07:17:16 PM »
The bees worked hard to build that comb so I give it to them. They will fill out the frames to the point you can't tell it was from a cut out.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 10:40:00 PM »
That's a lot of climbing up and down the ladder when you're without your trusty helpers, JP (which, I might add, I think you did with the grace of an athlete) :)

The captions made me laugh.

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 12:18:27 AM »
Check this out later.

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 01:13:36 AM »
Thanks Liz, had to do that as I didn't have that great of a camera angle as you can see by the footage.  :-D


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2011, 02:50:00 AM »
JP,
I noticed you using a staple gun to install makeshift hive staples.  Do you find that those hold up well during transport?  If so, what size staples are you using?

PS. I enjoyed the video too, as always.
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 05:52:16 AM »
James, purchased the staple gun from Sears and use the extra wide heavy duty crown, pretty sure that's what its called. Will modify this post with the correct info if that's not what it is.

They hold up pretty well for transport after a job but if moving lots of hives on a trailer I would go with ratchet straps or actual hive body staples, those big suckers.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 02:47:20 AM »
As always, another calm, cool, collected beekeeper gets the job done. Nice JP.

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 10:08:33 AM »
JP,
Nice job as always. I've noticed before that you cage the queen. Is that to make sure she doesn't run off? Or just to be sure of where she is later?

Yeah, and as was previously mentioned, about that ladder...
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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 11:23:41 AM »
PeeVee, if she goes they go, so when I find her she is going to be caged and placed into the set up which helps the bees orient to the set up that much faster.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 09:04:00 PM »
what kind of saw do you use?

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 09:12:29 PM »
Another gooder Bro!

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 01:02:52 AM »
what kind of saw do you use?

Multi tool from Harbor Freight.


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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 09:51:59 AM »
i remember going there with you last year .man that ladder looks like it was stressed out.just saying :evil:     ...schawee

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Re: Honey Bees Removed From Board And Batten
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 08:15:11 PM »
Don't let them get to you JP.   You still da man.

 

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