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Offline D Semple

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Leawood Kansas Cutout
« on: May 31, 2011, 01:03:49 PM »
Small Boxout Window cutout in Leawood, KS Memorial day.













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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 03:24:28 PM »
Guess the thermal imager didn't lie this time.  :-D
Good one there. Did you get the queen?

BTW, I recall you mentioning this before in another thread, the thermal imager, what type of structure does it not work on?
Brick? Stucco? ...?

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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 04:05:21 PM »
Guess the thermal imager didn't lie this time.  :-D
Good one there. Did you get the queen?

BTW, I recall you mentioning this before in another thread, the thermal imager, what type of structure does it not work on?
Brick? Stucco? ...?

Jack, I didn't see the queen, but when I had all the comb removed there was about 3 lbs of bees still in the cavity and I just kept scooping them up in my hand and putting them in the hive I set up on the ladder. And she must of been in one of the scoops cause they all moved into the hive by nightfall.

I keep asking myself doing these cutouts "now how would old eagleyes find this queen", but invariably I loose patience and start thinking about how good a cold beer and a cigar sounds and just start scooping them in to get the job done. (knock on wood, the 7 cutouts and 8 swarm catches this year are all queen-right. I did have one swarm abscond.)

As far as the thermal imager, in my experiance it doesn't work well dealing with brick, stone, traditional stucco, vinyl siding, and surfaces that are wet, or are already hot from being heated by the sun.  And, because the bees don't keep honey comb warm, the outside of the colonies don't show up well. It's like JP said last week (paraphrasing) "Heat detection guns and Thermal imagers only show you the minimum extent of the colony".

About time you posted up some Thermal images Jack.  :)

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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 06:57:08 PM »
Have two site checks this afternoon, I think I'll bring the Thermal Imager for a test run.

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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 07:38:21 PM »
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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 06:26:48 PM »
Very cool, thanks for posting.  Have you gone after the big hive in the crawlspace yet?
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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 10:41:17 PM »
patience my friend patience :-D           ....schawee
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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 10:49:40 PM »
bees above the door that's one hum dinger of a door bell right there
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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 12:09:56 AM »
Very cool, thanks for posting.  Have you gone after the big hive in the crawlspace yet?

No Drew, I'll get to it in about 3 or 4 weeks. The old guys not in a hurry (says they have been there for years) and I figure it will be good and cool down there when we hit a real hot spell.

I've about run out of steam for removals this year and it's flat getting hot out, I'm thinking I'll quit taking any new jobs.

Went on a monster swarm call this evening only to get there in time to watch them fly off. (guy sent me a picture and I was so excited about the size of it I told him I would come get them for free  :whip:, jinxed myself)

Sorry to hear about your EFB, that's a tough one.


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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 12:28:33 AM »
I love that imaging stuff! Would have saved me a couple of hours today!

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Re: Leawood Kansas Cutout
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 08:45:00 AM »
Just need to come off some of that cash and buy one.  Clean out from under that mattress.