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The Perfect Bee Removal
« on: April 06, 2012, 10:52:19 AM »
They don't get any better than this one folks. The bees were about as gentle as you'll ever run across but even more incredible was the fact that I didn't need to trim even one comb section! They fit perfectly in medium frames. Beautiful root beer colored queen too!


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 11:03:28 AM »
JP, that was a great video!! It's nice to  see some calm and gentle bees.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 11:31:54 AM »
Thanks Tricky! Had a blast with this one. One to savor for certain.


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 11:44:24 AM »
Another nice one, beautiful queen.
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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 12:05:05 PM »
My very first removal was like that, and they still are.  They spoiled me. They are also my best producers to date.  I have split the hive several times, and they still outproduce. Although, the hive I rescued last month might just give them a run for their money this year.

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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 12:18:02 PM »
Nice cut out! Makes it so nice to do one when they are gentle, you deserved some gentle bees after that monastery cut out the other day.

That queen was a beauty, she looked extra long to me, was she?
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 12:56:26 PM »
Sweet hive.  I think you have found breeding stock there JP.   

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 02:09:28 PM »
Awesome bees.  I'll PM you my address to send them to.   :-D

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 02:23:23 PM »
Sweet!

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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 02:31:33 PM »
Nice cut out! Makes it so nice to do one when they are gentle, you deserved some gentle bees after that monastery cut out the other day.

That queen was a beauty, she looked extra long to me, was she?

She's definitely full up G. Yep, I don't miss the Monastery bees, no!


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 02:32:52 PM »
At work now, so will check this out later at home

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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 02:38:48 PM »
The only  Perfect Bee Removal you removal bees and send them to ME.  :-D


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 02:39:34 PM »
Gorgeous queen and great video!

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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 02:42:19 PM »
The own lee  Perfect Bee Removal you removal bees and send them to ME.  :-D



   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)

Better yet, come on down, do a removal with me & sneak them back home to your apiary Jim!  :-D


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 05:59:23 PM »
The only  Perfect Bee Removal you removal bees and send them to ME.  :-D



   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)

Better yet, come on down, do a removal with me & sneak them back home to your apiary Jim!  :-D


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 04:03:19 AM »
Once again, awesome video, JP!  You made this one look so dang easy.
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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 01:37:10 PM »
great video
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2012, 12:10:23 AM »
Fabulous video, so much fun watching you remove the bees. Your so mellow and calm and it just makes it so wonderful to watch. Makes me smile.

Thanks for sharing JP and this is wonderful for learning.

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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 04:07:21 PM »
Those bees, that gorgeously long queen, your gentle removal, and that awesome music have relaxed me. I think I'll take a nap now.

-Liz

P.S. Your removals don't look all messy with honey. Why not? And when you get lots of honey, how do you keep the bees from drowning in it?


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Re: The Perfect Bee Removal
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2012, 01:06:01 AM »
Those bees, that gorgeously long queen, your gentle removal, and that awesome music have relaxed me. I think I'll take a nap now.

-Liz

P.S. Your removals don't look all messy with honey. Why not? And when you get lots of honey, how do you keep the bees from drowning in it?




Liz, our hives have been pretty dry this season because of the mild winter.  Except for a few older colonies most have eaten all of their stores!

You gonna tell me about those removals you did?  ;)


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