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Offline ShaneJ

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My first cut out
« on: February 08, 2012, 07:04:29 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  :-\ 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  8-)

My first cut out (bee removal)
Shane

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 08:05:03 PM »
Great job ShaneJ X:X

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 08:07:35 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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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 08:18:16 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  :)
Shane

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 08:41:16 PM »
Poor Shane. He's now addicted for life. There is no hope for a cure.  :-D

Good job, Mate.
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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 09:10:30 PM »
good job shane.that's a good size queen you have .        schawee
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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 04:29:08 AM »
Thanks guys, Looking forward to the next one.
Shane

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 09:57:05 AM »
Good on ya! Welcome to the club!

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 10:02:29 AM »
Good job shane, you look like a natural.  

Whats hanging down from your avatar bees hat?


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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 10:47:18 AM »
Thanks Shane, nice video.

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 10:49:13 AM »
Nice job. Yep he is now hooked for life.

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »
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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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 07:20:07 PM »
Thanks everyone.

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





JP, thanks mate. I learned from watching yours and schawee's videos.
Shane

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 07:56:06 PM »
Hey, Shane, will they work for mosquitoes, too?
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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 08:36:34 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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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, 09:24:39 PM »
Very nice, especialy for your first time.
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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 11:11:44 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.
Shane

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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 10:48:16 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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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 10:54:28 PM »
Oh, and Shane,  only an Aussie would think that doing a cutout in shorts was a good idea! :-D
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Re: My first cut out
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2012, 08:43:20 AM »
Way too hot to do the job in anything but shorts. Unless you want to see me in my jocks  :? :-P
Shane

 

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