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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2013, 10:59:13 AM »
http://www.coloradobeerescue.com/bee-vacuum.html

Try simply shaking the bees off any honey comb sections. You can shake and vacuum bees off brood comb as well but always good to transfer a number of bees on the comb sections you are securing in your frames and placing in the set up so they can tend to brood and keep temps up.


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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 10:34:29 PM »
JP,
I ordered my bee vac this afternoon. Looking forward to it. :-D

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 11:04:43 PM »
I know you will like it, its awesome!


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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
I am a beginner and will be attempting to get bees out of two houses on our property.  I'm down near the Mexico border and these bees are very protective.  If I get within 10' of the hole they will come after me.  I ordered a Robo Beevac and until it and the hives get here, I will be watching a lot more videos. So you put the brood comb in the frames in a different hive, then the vacuumed-up ones, and then stack them up and mix together? I need to watch more.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2013, 06:03:36 PM »
You might be dealing with bee that have African genetics.  Not sure you want to keep such bees.  Others might have better thoughts. We don't have them up here. . .yet.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2013, 11:41:28 PM »
I am a beginner and will be attempting to get bees out of two houses on our property.  I'm down near the Mexico border and these bees are very protective.  If I get within 10' of the hole they will come after me.  I ordered a Robo Beevac and until it and the hives get here, I will be watching a lot more videos. So you put the brood comb in the frames in a different hive, then the vacuumed-up ones, and then stack them up and mix together? I need to watch more.

If they are African bees in a residential area and they are not removed properly, you can cause some pretty serious problems for anyone or animals within several hundred feet of the hive. The bees will attack people in another area completely separate of the hive area.
I recommend you contact a qualified AFB remover before attempting to do this. Talk to your state inspector. He should have some training. They had a class at our bee college this year. I didn't take the class but the problems were brought up later in another class.
If you do the removal, you will need to have a queen ready and an isolated location for this hive to give it time to call down.
This is not a newbee job.
Bee careful.
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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2013, 12:05:16 AM »
Jim
Thanks. Fortunately they are at our ranch, which is very secluded. I may have to call in professional to do this.  The one hive is in the wall or roof of our hunting lodge and I don't want anyone to get attacked by accidentally walking around the side of the lodge.  I don't have an epi pen but I'm planning on having one just in case.  When you say I need to have a queen ready, do you mean a bought queen?

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2013, 12:29:04 AM »
Karl, what he means is if thy are AHB you will want to change the genetics of the colony by killing their queen and leaving the colony queen less for a day or so for them to realize they are queen less. Then you will introduce a mated queen (caged) with known gentle genetics. After a few days you should be able to release the new queen and they should accept her. It will take approximately six weeks to see a turn around in the colony's temperament as the old bees are replaced with the new.

Take proper precautions and tread carefully.

Best of luck!


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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2013, 12:48:52 PM »
Ah, now I see. Thanks.  I don't think I'll be attempting this cutout without a full suit in contrast to your videos without anything! btw your videos are very informative and too bad I'm too far from New Orleans or I'd have you do it.

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2013, 08:14:21 PM »
JP,

Great video my friend. Really nice vac too. I'll look forward to hearing more about that for sure. Hey a couple of questions. What type of camera are you using and are you using a tripod?

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Re: Bees Removed From Raised Camp Style Home
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2013, 09:48:52 AM »
Sony HDR-CX260V with tripod.


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