Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
July 29, 2014, 09:46:34 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat(1)  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Bees won't clean up extractor?  (Read 783 times)
House Bee
Offline Offline

Posts: 215

Location: Central New Hampshire

« on: September 13, 2012, 12:14:44 PM »

A friend dropped his extractor off to have my bees clean it up, and they ignored it for days. I took it to another yard, and they were all over it within minutes. Any ideas why?
Joe D
Super Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1974

Location: Ovett, Ms

« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 02:02:44 PM »

Back in the spring with the flow going good, I put a few supers that had just extracted out about 40 ft in front of hive, it was a few days before they messed with them.  When I extracted the start of Aug. I put the super close to 100 yard away and they were all over them with in minutes.  May be what they have to forage on.  good luck

Field Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 678

Location: Tallahassee, FL 30° 27' 16" N / 84° 20' 48" W

Bees... Motorcycles... amateur radio...

« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 03:34:43 PM »

They probably just had dinner and too full for desert!  grin

Galactic Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3773

Location: Lewisberry, PA

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 03:55:48 PM »

Maybe the extractor was used to extract this lost bucket of honey?
Please Support "National Honey Bee Day"
Northern States Queen Breeders Assoc.
Galactic Bee
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 8113

Location: Hiram, Georgia

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 08:56:57 PM »

Maybe your bees are not looking for a free handout.   
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.265 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page July 03, 2014, 10:05:20 AM