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« on: February 08, 2012, 06:04:29 PM »

Back in January I got a call from a lady down the road saying she has a swarm of bees on the outside of her garage wall. I went down late that evening to drop them into a box but found they were already inside the wall.
I was given permission to remove the internal wall so I went back a few days later with some tools and got to work.

Being my first cut out I started panicking when I couldn't find the queen  Undecided I could see the bees kept going higher and higher in the wall and I was worried they would go into the ceiling. Unfortunately we stopped recording at this point as we madly pulled down some more of the wall. Luckily we did end up finding the queen  cool

My first cut out (bee removal)
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 07:05:03 PM »

Great job ShaneJ applause

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 07:07:35 PM »

Fantastic, Shane!!!  Those are some calm bees you have there!  Impressed with your confidence and smoothness in handling them, too.  Nice job, thanks for posting the video!!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 07:18:16 PM »

Thanks James.

Ed these are the calmest bees I have ever seen! They just didn't seem to care what I did with them. I'm looking forward to working with them in the future  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 07:41:16 PM »

Poor Shane. He's now addicted for life. There is no hope for a cure.  grin

Good job, Mate.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 08:10:30 PM »

good job shane.that's a good size queen you have .        schawee
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 03:29:08 AM »

Thanks guys, Looking forward to the next one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 08:57:05 AM »

Good on ya! Welcome to the club!

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 09:02:29 AM »

Good job shane, you look like a natural.  

Whats hanging down from your avatar bees hat?


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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 09:47:18 AM »

Thanks Shane, nice video.

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 09:49:13 AM »

Nice job. Yep he is now hooked for life.
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 11:06:08 AM »

Wow, this is only your first removal? You looked like a pro Shane!

Love those bees too, very healthy looking & great disposition. I would guess they had been there working on one season.

Fantastic job & great video!

Well done man!


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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 06:20:07 PM »

Thanks everyone.

Don, they are corks mate. They keep the flies away from your face Wink  





JP, thanks mate. I learned from watching yours and schawee's videos.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 06:56:06 PM »

Hey, Shane, will they work for mosquitoes, too?
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 07:36:34 PM »

What's true is the corks keep the flies away from the bee's face.
Iddee, there are mozzies up there in the Territory where the flies can be thick too, that slip straight through mozzie netting.  You have to put two layers up and some blighters still squeeze through.

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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, 08:24:39 PM »

Very nice, especialy for your first time.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 10:11:44 PM »

Iddee, The corks do help with the mozzies but some still get you. I used to do a bit of fishing in mozzie infested areas and the ol corks always helped a bit.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 09:48:16 PM »

Great job!  Addicted for sure!  I can't wait for Spring here, I have one lined up already from last Fall!  Are we all crazy or what?!

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »

Oh, and Shane,  only an Aussie would think that doing a cutout in shorts was a good idea! grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2012, 07:43:20 AM »

Way too hot to do the job in anything but shorts. Unless you want to see me in my jocks  huh tongue
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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2012, 11:30:10 AM »

Good video!  How old is the home?  I noticed that there was no insulation in the outer walls.
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012, 05:50:10 PM »

Perhaps Shane and I could help yous lot with some eddication about Queensland.

1.  It's uncomfortably swelteringly hot
2.  We like it hot and insulation reverses the oppressive heat too much
3.  Our beesuit consists of singlet, shorts and thongs (which accounts for the 20 stings I got the other day)

As for a geography lesson about places such as Burpengary, you can't go past this song. http://www.gregchampion.com.au/lyricslibrary/DontCallWagga.html

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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2012, 07:13:18 PM »

haha, I haven't heard that one for a while.

Hawk the house is probably 15 years old, but that section i was working on was just the garage wall. However its not common here to use insulation in the walls.

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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2012, 10:28:51 AM »

Difference in the cultures... here it can be hot enough to melt the shingles off the roof and half the men would refuse to wear shorts.  Which can be a bad thing or a good thing, depending on who you're looking at. grin  Great job, by the way.

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 03:11:52 PM »

ShaneJ,

Thanks for the great cut out video.  By the time I finally get to do one, I'm sure I will feel more confident having "shadowed" you on yours.   Wink

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2012, 06:17:54 PM »

I'm glad you liked it Tracy. When it comes time to do your first cut out, the only advice I can give you is to make sure you have plenty of time up your sleeve Undecided.
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2012, 02:31:37 AM »

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Would you believe corks are hard to come by now?  I have searched all over town and even the pubs say most wine bottles don't use corks anymore.  How can I possibly construct a decent hat if I can't find corks??  Mind you, when I went into one pub they told me not to leave till I picked up my bottle caps and handed me 3 full bags of them.  They know I'm a lagerphone maker.

 I am not seeking corks for your typical akubra.  The music group I attend is having a crazy hat competition.  So far it involves a colander, buffalo horns, a wind vane, ducklings, sheep bells, a horn and a windup music box gadget.  But without the corks it will be like a ship without a sail.   I dunno

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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2012, 02:36:16 AM »

Ok,  I think I'm going to need pictures of this hat grin

You can get corks at home brew and craft shops. Any of these near by? Otherwise check ebay Wink
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2012, 11:13:19 PM »

ok seriously mosquitoes dont like corks?  I frequent the coastal marshes in Texas... which are thick with the vampires.  so if I hang corks from my hat they will leave me alone?  whats the story here?  grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2012, 12:36:10 AM »

Ok,  I think I'm going to need pictures of this hat grin

I second the motion...a picture is definitely in order.   Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2012, 06:07:35 AM »

Very impressive, Shane! You (and the bees) were calm and poised and methodical. I'm envious. I don't feel quite so composed when I'm in the thick of it.

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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2012, 08:13:03 AM »

Thanks Liz.

I learned from JP's videos that taking your time doing the job and having fun along the way makes it easier. Also I believe that people worry to much about getting a sting causing them to be on edge and possibly a little clumsy. You just need to relax because the bees don't want to hurt you.
I found I was having much more fun and was enjoying my bees more once I took the gloves and jacket off and I feel that I am more gentle with the bees without the gloves. I still use a veil though as I do have bad reactions if I get a sting.
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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2012, 08:22:45 AM »

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You can get corks at home brew and craft shops. Any of these near by? Otherwise check ebay

Thanks, I found a homebrew shop and they have corks!

I need to put everything together and then ponder about more things to add, and then I can fire up the camera.

Duck, I guess the mozzies don't care for big lumps of cork hitting them up the proboscis.

Shane, how do you tie the cork?

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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2012, 08:38:53 AM »

What makes you think I'm an expert?  grin

I have always seen the string going through the cork with a knot on the bottom. So I would drill a small hole through to make poking the string in easier.
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2012, 03:39:06 PM »

Dang, if that hat doesn't scream there's going to be some serious beer drinking going on I don't know what does.  Not a heavy drinker myself but whatever goes down in that hat has got to involve some fun.
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2012, 04:49:27 PM »

Now we need to see a picture of you out doing the shopping while wearing this  grin
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 06:46:54 AM »

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Whatever gave you that idea, D?  That banjo windvane is made from a lemon squash can.  Actually there was some serious music making going on that weekend.  This is the example of what you can do with beer cans AKA go away to work and what they get up to when you are gone: the aussie windvane.



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