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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2012, 12:10:44 AM »
pack up one of those redfish and send him my way.  :-D Man do I love a good redfish baked with just a little lemon butter. wish I was at the coast to go fishing for the type fish I love to eat.

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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2012, 12:33:57 AM »
Redfish on the half shell is hard to beat & so many ways to season 'em!


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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2012, 01:00:27 AM »
Boy that was a monster tree to cut, but you did such a great job JP. Loved watching them leave the tree. So you removed all the combs?
Then you used the smoke and beequick??


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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2012, 12:22:25 PM »
Annette, I removed most all the comb, then smoked them from the cavity towards/in the set up. After they had all exited I used some bee quick to keep them out of the cavity.

I realized there was some more honey comb inside a void that was running the left side of the tree (my left as I'm facing the new set up from the backside of the tree) which I cut out after dark. Once this pocket was opened I was able to remove what comb was left.

Incidentally there were about a thousand more bees in that section of the tree that I had to combine with the majority of the bees that were already in the new set up. (which btw, I had already sealed and placed in my truck.)

I had to take the set up from the truck, place the hive back onto the tree and allow the remaining bees to enter the hive.

I left to go home around ten o'clock that night.


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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 05:38:14 PM »
john and coon##; i ant fo munching on something you gota burn (blackned) to get it where you can eat it
sure looking forward to seing you 2 suckers driving in buddie, river came uo might have flushed out that duck weed
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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2012, 08:02:58 PM »
Impressive tree JP.  Zacheus would have a good view.  What do you do with all the beehives you collect? 

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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2012, 12:41:22 AM »
Annette, I removed most all the comb, then smoked them from the cavity towards/in the set up. After they had all exited I used some bee quick to keep them out of the cavity.

I realized there was some more honey comb inside a void that was running the left side of the tree (my left as I'm facing the new set up from the backside of the tree) which I cut out after dark. Once this pocket was opened I was able to remove what comb was left.

Incidentally there were about a thousand more bees in that section of the tree that I had to combine with the majority of the bees that were already in the new set up. (which btw, I had already sealed and placed in my truck.)

I had to take the set up from the truck, place the hive back onto the tree and allow the remaining bees to enter the hive.

I left to go home around ten o'clock that night.


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WOW!! A lot of work for sure but very successful.


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Re: Honey Bee Colony Removed From Fallen Sycamore Tree
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2012, 12:54:02 AM »
Lone, the hives go to either one of my several bee yards or to Emil or Schawee's yards.

Annette, it was a good bit of work but lots of fun.


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