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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 12:08:59 PM »
Not bad at all.   You just keep that up!!!!!!! 8-)
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 12:49:04 PM »
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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 03:01:29 PM »
Great video.   I noticed at the beginning when you first showed the open hive, that 2 of the honey comb sections were broken.   JP, you weren't eating that honey before starting were you?  Great video. 

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 05:14:12 PM »
Straight forward removal that looked deceivingly easy.  That queen looked to be cold, completely stressed, or both.  Is she up and running or have you been able to check?
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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:39:52 PM »
Nice. I like the guitar music.  Was that some good honey?

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 11:58:06 PM »
Very nice. As always, very informative. Thanks.
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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 12:21:46 PM »
Where did you get the new vacuum box design?

Liked how you added the vacuum bees over the brood box.

How soon do you pull the vacuum box off?

Do all the bees move down alright? I could see where if you accidentally vacuumed up the queen you might have a mass of bees that want to stick to the lid.

Does it have a similar top like Rob's design?

Thanks, another great video.

Don



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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 06:02:22 PM »
Sweet vac/brood box set up.   Thanks for the video.
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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 02:54:32 PM »
The queen is fine, she was just a little cold, no worries.

The vacuum is from a guy in Denver. I'll have more info on it soon enough. I had some input on the design. It and Robo's are my favorite vacs around.

The honey from this hive was very good and my bees loved it!  :-D


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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 08:19:07 PM »
Fabulous video, so much fun to watch. I had a smile on my face watching this one.

You are doing so great JP and I am loving it.

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 12:46:42 AM »
Sure been a while since I've heard that sweet voice of yours in person Annette. Sure wish you and Aron could make it down sometime for one of the Bud gatherings.


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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 07:35:57 PM »
That is really nice JP. Aron would never go, but perhaps one day I can make it alone.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2013, 07:28:16 AM »
Hello, JP and friends! I don't know how you think to do both a video and still images in the midst of a removal, JP. Impressive.

I'm interested in the new vacuum design, too, though I doubt anything will keep me from killing so many bees during removals. I've tried both the Walter Kelly vac and the Robo vac, and I still have a good-sized pile of wet and dead bees in the end. Which means I seldom have a viable hive once the removal is complete...I end up combining the cut out with a strong hive and using the queen for splits or in queenless hives. HELP.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 09:53:32 AM »
JP, ever thought about mounting the GoPro on the vac hose for up close video?   Great video.  

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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 09:56:34 AM »
Liz, I find that you will always have a few dead bees no matter which brand of vacuum you are using. If you are having a large wet clump, you are vacuuming up to much nectar and honey with the bees. Try turning the suction down till you just lift them off the comb. I sometimes use smoke to run them off the comb, then vacuum them up.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 11:46:01 AM »
Liz, I find that you will always have a few dead bees no matter which brand of vacuum you are using. If you are having a large wet clump, you are vacuuming up to much nectar and honey with the bees. Try turning the suction down till you just lift them off the comb. I sometimes use smoke to run them off the comb, then vacuum them up.


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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 12:47:01 PM »
Yes...I'm definitely vacuuming honey and nectar with the bees. Sometimes my vacuum even lifts the cap from the brood! But, I tell you, I already have the suction set very low. Perhaps running them off the combs with smoke and then vacuuming them is my answer. I'll try it and tell you how it goes, tefer2. Thanks.

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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2013, 01:51:53 PM »
Great video.  Thanks for taking time to make it.

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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 10:06:56 AM »
Liz, I find a round hose end seems to work the best for me.
I tried a crevice tool end, and it sucks up a lot more than bees.
Open your flapper more and see if that helps.