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Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:06:43 PM »
This one was done on Tuesday July 3, 2012. The same day Emil and I removed the bumble bee colony from underneath the house trailer in Destrehan, Louisiana. This hive had quite a bit of attitude! It was determined that the queen was vacumed. Hope you enjoy the video but the removal was rough!


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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 08:20:41 PM »
Ouch! I feel for ya on that one. We removed an old water heater tank from a field the other day that really lit me up...not fun!

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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 08:41:07 PM »
I knew they had to be a little warm to see you suited up. I also noted that you have a hydration system, how do you like it? I've thought about getting one myself, either that or air conditioning. LOL As much as I love cutouts this heat sucks!
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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 09:11:17 PM »
Great job JP !

Everybody has to "suit up" once in awhile.

June and I "suit up" all of the time.

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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 09:24:11 PM »
Good video.   Sorry to see you could not hypnotize those bees like you normally do.   I was worried that the house was going to fall in as you were tearing it apart. 

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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 10:38:09 PM »
Wow that was very interesting. Thanks for keeping with it despite the stings.

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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 12:35:54 AM »
David, I like it. Really is a life saver on these hot days we've been having. I really have Emil to thank as he insisted I get one. Mine is from Academy Outdoors. It holds 100oz. Cost was $89.00 but I had a $50.00 gift card.

Emil ordered an insulated tube for his. His also has a wire in the tube that keeps it positioned exactly where you need it if its under your veil.

I fill mine with chunks of block ice, then add water. 100oz goes quite a long way.

Yeah folks these were a little bit too 'hot."


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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 11:12:33 AM »
Dang I didn't even know you had gloves...;)  They must have been quite hot.  Did you find that queen for requeening?  How hot were they as you searched for her?
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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 01:35:11 PM »
Dang I didn't even know you had gloves...;)  They must have been quite hot.  Did you find that queen for requeening?  How hot were they as you searched for her?

On that day, I performed this removal and I had Emil do another one in the same area. We were both in Reserve, Louisiana that day and met up after each of our removals. His hive was nice BTW. :-D

We then went to his bee yard which we share and set the hive up. We then went on and did the bumble bee removal. We didn't finish until after midnight. I believe I got home at 1 AM the next morning.

Emil informed me that he did not see the queen the following day but after a few days or so (which I just now found out last night) the colony absconded from the set up. They pretty much will do that only if they have a queen.

So, that's the skinny of it.


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Re: Very Pissy Bees Removed From Garage
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 03:35:49 PM »
Hot hive on the loose. 

 

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