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Offline hardwood

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Pete's bees
« on: March 03, 2012, 01:41:43 PM »
We removed these a couple of days ago....Man were they ever pissy!

Unfortunately, Peggy thought the camera was recording during the whole mid section but wasn't. Missed a lot of footage including finding the queen on the third to last comb. A beautiful large queen with a great pattern but a really poor attitude. She's now taking a nice cool bath in alcohol :)

Pete's bees.wmv

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 01:02:40 AM »
yall did a good job on that one.i like your new suit too scott.they looked like gentle bees to me, i never got stung one time while watching the video :-D     ..........schawee
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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 01:57:50 AM »
It's cool to see y'all working together like you do.  Great job.  Hope you those bees cooled down some.

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 10:35:56 AM »
enjoyed the video!

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 08:09:12 PM »
nice video of the process. Made me happy that I was merely viewing it, not actually standing there.  :)

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 09:47:50 PM »
Good video, strong hive, mean bees.    That queen bath never hurts.

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 09:24:08 AM »
Didn't know you two even owned bee suits  :lau:

Glad I haven't run into bees like that. Will you let them requeen themselves?

Thanks for the video, good job.

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:39:27 AM »
Look on the bright side, chances are good that your next bees will be calmer than those were. I had two jobs like that two years ago, and I'm kind of glad they didn't make the winter.

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 09:40:51 PM »
I ended up taking the bees that we vacuumed (I'd say maybe 10lbs or so??) to a very remote bee yard that we have and shaking them out to boost the population of the hives we have there (they're in citrus and the flow just started). I had just split that yard a few weeks ago and wasn't worried too much about them wanting to swarm so wasn't too worried about introducing the mean drones to the area. My nearest mating yard is about 30 mi away.

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Re: Pete's bees
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 10:13:35 PM »
I bet Pete wasn't using that shed much! :-D