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Offline Oblio13

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"I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« on: September 24, 2012, 04:13:26 PM »
Shoulda seen it coming, but I didn't. They turned out to be a baldfaced hornet's nest, some yellowjackets in a planter, and a bunch of paper wasp nests under their eaves.  :-\

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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 04:28:16 PM »
Well, did you get them boxed and transfered home.  Good luck with your new bees.




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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 04:40:17 PM »
ask them to email you pictures.  it has saved me many a trip!!
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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 04:59:11 PM »
Tell them you charge $200 extra, each, if they have stingers.
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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 06:54:04 PM »
I specifically asked if they were honey bees. She said that she thought so. I asked if they were in hives. She said yes.

Wish I'd thought to ask for pics, Kathy.

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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 08:21:32 PM »
You need to learn the right questions to ask.

Is it a gray football shaped mass?
What color are the bees? Bright yellow or dull amber?
Are they fuzzy or slick?
Where are they entering and exiting? (anything ground or non structural are automatically suspect)
How many are entering and exiting per minute?
Are any clustering around the entry?
How large are the bees?

And of course texted pics are always best.

And if you had my vac system you could wade into them, for a fee of course.
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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 09:41:26 PM »
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And of course texted pics are always best.

i prefer emails.  sometimes the text pics are hard to see.  i keep several email addresses for various things.  that way, i don't have to give out one i care about to someone i don't know.

that first question, especially at this time of the year, usually clears things up.  also, are they coming out of a tree, structure, or GROUND!
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 09:48:25 PM »
Text is easier for me since I'm on the road all of the time.

Go ahead and send the ticket in the mail Georgia. LOL
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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 10:52:51 PM »
I got a call this spring from a gal that thought they had honeybees flying into their house from under a deck.  The hubby didn’t even phantom a guess, so I gave her credit for at least trying.  As a bee keeper and a human living on earth, you just kind of EXPECT people to know what a honey bee looks like!   If people aren’t observant enough to know a honeybee from a hole in the ground, what else are they missing?  LOL

Yep, they were yellow jackets. 

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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 12:32:58 PM »
i've had 6 calls for removals in the last 3 weeks. 5 were yellow jackets. 1st thing i ask is are they in the ground. if not, send photos

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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
Three words I hate to hear,

"you can have".

Oh how nice of them to let me work my butt off so they can recieve a benefit. When I hear those three words I very quickly get offended and go on the offense backing them into their own little corner. I consider those calls to be from thoughtless, selfish, ill mannered idiots and I have no hestation to call them on it.
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Re: "I have three beehives you can have if you come and get them."
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 03:49:39 PM »
The worst ones are "I have bees in my second story eaves...how much will you pay me??"

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