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Big Hive In Garage Wall
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:23:40 AM »
 I believe the first video I made with my Cannon was a swarm caught from this colony. Two doors down across from a school yard! Here's that video: Swarm Catch

Here is the footage taken yesterday: Big Hive In Garage Wall

I promise this is a good hive even though I took about 20-25 stings.


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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 09:48:04 AM »
JP, is that yellow thing your bee vac? Hows that thing work? Kinda interesting looking setup.

Nice job by the way. Man I give you guys credit for starting these jobs with no veils.
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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 09:57:35 AM »
Lot cooler now without all that hair, great video as always. Wish I had your day job.

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 10:24:27 AM »
The new vac was sent to me to put through the ringer. Nice fellow designed it. Honored to test it. There's a lot to like about it but some tweaking is definitely in order. Will give more feedback as changes are made.


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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
JP you rock dude! awesome video and a whole lot of bees, keep the vids coming so I can keep learning.

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 11:32:43 AM »
Now that was a biggun! Did you split 'em up?

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 11:40:25 AM »
"Wish I had your day job."

Me too.  I need my day job to support my bee habit.

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 01:01:42 PM »
Nice job JP.

Is it just me or does JP look a lot younger in the new video than the first one?
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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 02:24:12 PM »
I see you are wearing that new beesuit thats vented i like it ill have to get myself one.  I know one thing id love to be your partner during the day doing what you do its a rush doing cut outs gotta love looking for that mother queen.  Chris

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
I see you are wearing that new beesuit thats vented i like it ill have to get myself one. 

Nice video.
I noticed in the latest catalog that Mann Lake has a new ventilated jacket.

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 06:41:29 PM »
It's hard not to get bee envy! :-D

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 07:28:58 PM »
Nice job!!

show us a little bit more of the new bee vac! or is it still top secret  :-D
see my swarms and cut outs at

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 11:34:43 PM »
Great post JP.   And second a vac video.

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 12:22:34 AM »
jp getting a haircut doesn't count for losing weight :-D. nice job and the way they were getting your hand is like getting sting therapy on the job.         ........schawee
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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 09:58:20 AM »
The man who designed it sent it to me to test out. After testing it out it was apparent that some changes needed to be made. He is now redesigning the vac & going with a more typical box style design. This gentleman is great to work with & I'm sure he will come up with a terrific product. Will keep you all posted!


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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 10:36:31 AM »
You got a haircut.  If you are like me you only get 4 a year and just let it grow between
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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 02:09:52 PM »

WOw JP  :shock:

That colony looks massive.  Great job and thanks for sharing and showing...  One question.  Lots of long vertical comb...When strapping the comb into frames, do you keep the orientation vertical or did you strap it in long ways? 

In my keep it simple approach I would want to take advantage of the nice easy fit by turning the comb horizontal, but something tells me that's not right.  Just wondering how a pro would do it!?

Thanks!

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Re: Big Hive In Garage Wall
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 07:55:57 PM »
You got a haircut.  If you are like me you only get 4 a year and just let it grow between

That's about right Jack. When I was younger I needed my hair cut every three weeks, now its like every three months!  :-D

John, its more work but I transfer them the same way directionally. It makes more sense to the bees.


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