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« on: October 06, 2011, 09:22:49 AM »

We were hoping for a nice text book removal, which I'm not saying we didn't achieve, but the bees were down right not willing to give it up without a fight!


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The Bickering Beekeepers Remove An External Colony From A Tree Branch
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 10:20:57 AM »

Very nice hive..my external cutout I got two weeks ago was probably about 1/3 of yours. That one probably filled at least 2 deeps huh?
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 11:31:28 AM »

You guys have all the fun!!! Great video, thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 12:31:35 PM »

Schawee looks like he's put on a little weight, don't let him have seconds when you break for lunch JP!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 01:32:38 PM »

Schawee looks like he's put on a little weight, don't let him have seconds when you break for lunch JP!!

You are my new ultimate friend.  grin

Schawee will understand my aforementioned comment, you just added the ammunition.

Thanks again!  Wink


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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 01:35:35 PM »

Very nice hive..my external cutout I got two weeks ago was probably about 1/3 of yours. That one probably filled at least 2 deeps huh?

He either set them up in two deeps or a deep and two mediums, I can't remember what he told me this morning. In can tell you this though, we vacuumed a good thirty thousand bees on this one. Every bit of it.

Sorry I don't have any footage of the deep we transferred the comb into, you'll just have to trust me on that one.


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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 01:50:03 PM »

Great video as always!  I do enjoy them!  Larry
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 04:06:11 PM »

Great job JP & schawee. It's no wonder those bees were a little mean being exposed like that, they had to get tough or die.

Bring on the gator hunting!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 05:57:53 PM »

Awesome video!  Almost angelic there for a bit with the sunlight and smoke creating halo.

On a side note.  Being in the law and garden industry for almost 20 years now I've seen and heard enough lawsuits and stories about chainsaw injuries.   To push the point futher I was the recipient of a chainsaw cut to my face years ago that left me with 42 stitches and reconstructive surgery.  One inch lower and it would have missed my jaw and killed me when it hit my neck and throat.  Please use two hands when operating a chainsaw.   The kickback guard does not employ when you operate a chainsaw with one hand.  All chainsaws made since the 80's (including your Red Max, now owned by Husqvarna) have this system because of the frequency of the occurrence and the very serious injuries it inflicts.  When a kickback occurs it happens so fast you'll not even know what happened.

You may never have this occur but I enjoy your and Shawee's posts and videos and selfishly wouldn't want anything to happen to either one of you or anyone standing around you. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 08:14:55 PM »

I hope you have a queen for that hive if they don't calm down Schawee.  Cool looking hive there.   Stalactite like.   Great video guys.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 09:54:08 PM »

Love the video. If you only took 4 hits from this hive, I'd keep that queen.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 04:39:02 PM »

angelic; hoss you dont realy know them 2 cajuns, i promis you that ant one of their traits; but if i need some help they wouldnt ask what, just load the truck and 5 hours later be turning in my drive-- they just plain friends that i am proud to have
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 12:14:22 AM »

Schawee must be playin' hard to get again!  grin

Proud to call you friend as well Big Daddy.


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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 02:15:02 PM »

That was a beautiful video JP and that fast forward function is fun to watch. (say that 3 times fast "Fast, Forward, Function grin grin)

Thanks for getting back into the videos as I am always on the look out for them.

I think you both looked healthy and happy in this video.

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 04:55:21 PM »

This one is about 30-35 feet up.  Anybody want to try it?  The home owners would like to have it removed.

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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2011, 05:00:03 PM »

I would do it but not without a lift! I could be wrong but that tree looks to be dead. It seems to me that that one could have comb inside the tree as well, like the one we did.

Might even be bigger than the one we did, perhaps much bigger.

You going to give it a go?


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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2011, 05:39:07 PM »

You going to give it a go?

Nah, I am way too new to the hobby to attemp this.  I have cut-out from a water meter (lost to SHB) and from under a mobile home (thriving in my TBH), but I am in no way going to attempt anything like this.  I didn't get to be this old by being foolish.

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 07:32:46 PM »

call hardwood; scott and peggy will get her done
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 07:37:15 PM »

The main question is: Is the homeowner willing to pay something to have them removed?

Scotts's truck uses a lot of fuel!
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2011, 12:50:35 AM »

wow! that was a huge hive. how many frames of comb did you get from that ? i'm jealous, you guys make it seem like you've got bees in every tree down in LA. what kind of tree is that ( it doesn't look familiar, i'm guessing they don't grow this far north )?  keep up the good work fellas.
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 08:52:50 AM »

The thing is, these external colonies usually have some really disfigured and unusable comb. We had one piece that looked like a dang corkscrew! I believe we wound up with eight frames of brood on this one.

The next day Schawee set them up in either two or three boxes. He told me he was going to go through them today and that they appeared to be booming.

Oh, this tree is a Magnolia tree.


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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 03:39:32 PM »

Good one again JP and Schawee. Apart from the job on the bees any two blokes who get me laughing at 6.30 AM makes my day, never get enough of the Bickering Bee Keepers. Is this the first time Schawee missed the queen??
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 09:07:44 PM »

well im glad yall liked the video,cause i had fun making the video  with my buddy jp. k9 i put them in 2 deeps.allen i checked today for the first time and i found the queen.shes laying in every empty cell that she can find.they were not bad when i was going through the hive,never got a sting from them at all.this is why i let them alone for a week or so . bud im glad to have you as a friend.im sure if i make that call to you, you would be in my driveway in 5 hours too.well maybe 5 1/2 hours cause you would have to pickup jp grin bulldog we got 8 frames of brood.geoff jp vac the queen up  so i couldn't find her. grin    BLEVINSBEE, YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR GLASSES  ,IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY ,YOU NEED TO GO AND GET THEM CHECKED.REMEMBER IM NOT THE ONE WITH THE BEARD.YOU HAD TO BE TALKING ABOUT MY PLUMP BUDDY,JP grin                  .............schawee
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 09:21:26 PM »

Oh, he gets soooo mad when you press his buttons.  grin


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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 09:25:15 PM »

thats the best you got huh
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2011, 09:44:10 PM »

Made me feel good, don't need any more.  grin


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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 03:18:05 AM »

Schawee,

I was just foolin' about but I have notice a "slight increase" shocked starting from the older extraction video's up the most recent. Smiley
Despite that, (it happens to us all), the bee club here in SF love watching your video's!!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2011, 09:35:23 AM »

Ok, folks just to set the record straight, my buddy Schawee has been steadily losing weight ever since Burger Delight closed its doors.  grin  I'm the one whose weight fluctuates on a regular basis.

His wife even told me how worried they were when for one solid week they would find him asleep outside Burger Delight's doors mumbling something like "Can't you make the shake bigger!" "Got to have more shake....Got to have more shake.... Got to have more shake...  grin "


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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »

I wondered where he was in the latest camp extraction video  huh
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