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« on: February 02, 2013, 02:51:35 PM »













 This removal was in an old pecan tree getting ready for cut down. Only filled five deep frames with brood, pollen and mixed honey and 3 frames honey. Was not able to locate queen and have to go back and check up on the girls tonight to see if all is ok. Took only three hour to get em out.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 07:54:40 PM »

Good job.  You ready to give them a frame of eggs?   Might be good if you didn't get queen
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 08:51:52 PM »

Good job.  You ready to give them a frame of eggs?   Might be good if you didn't get queen
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Not sure if I got the queen and the way they were acting I don't think so but plenty of brood.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 10:19:49 PM »

Did you see any eggs or any day old larva. If You did, they should be able to make a Q.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 11:14:33 PM »

What a neat hole.  How did you know where the colony was?
It's a shame the tree will be going.  You could add a little verandah and it would make a nice perch for a koala or whatever.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 08:17:19 AM »

miss lone how do you cook them koala or are they just airplane adds
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 10:51:37 AM »

Did you see any eggs or any day old larva. If You did, they should be able to make a Q.

Yes the had some but no a real strong hive so hoping for the best.
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More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 10:53:15 AM »

What a neat hole.  How did you know where the colony was?
It's a shame the tree will be going.  You could add a little verandah and it would make a nice perch for a koala or whatever.

Lone
I just cut a window below the entrance hole to establish where the bottom of the hive started and worked my way up. Last tree I done was almost eight foot tall hive.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 05:34:17 PM »

You could have shaped that tree into a "tiki head" and really made a statement!

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 05:43:48 PM »

You could have shaped that tree into a "tiki head" and really made a statement!

Scott
Hey Scott, It is a huge pecan and too close for comfort for the owner so has to come down. Hive was smaller than I expected and did a combine with a strong hive. Too early of spring weather here to be comfortable. Pics looked like big numbers but they were all out ready for the attack.  grin
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More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 05:54:03 PM »

Great pictures, now I am getting anxious for warmer weather , I have two removals waiting for me, one in an old farmhouse and one in a tree, the tree will be a trapout only,  on the farm house I may do a trapout first then remove the rest.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 06:45:56 PM »

trapout kinda a pain and takes a while if you got plans fo a cut out go on and get them and be done
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 07:55:43 PM »

Don't see to many Koala down here in Louisiana.. grin Maybe a raccoon can hang there...lol Looks like you might be a surgeon the way you dissected that tree.. Cool pics Blanc 
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 10:03:18 AM »

Great photos, thanks for posting!  I can't wait for the weather to break and I can do those again.  Cutting the pecan down to boot?  I'm looking at all the great wood for my BBQ pit and outdoor brick oven.
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