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Offline blanc

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Lennix Removal in live oak
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:50:44 PM »







This started out with a call from Mrs Lennix wanting to give me some free bees. :mrgreen: Guess most removal folks heard this at least once. Stuck to my guns on my price to remove and got the job. She realized once I set up and finished the job she gladly paid me besides the tree guy not touching the tree till she removed them. Don't think the picture did justice to the size. It was a monster with multiple queen cells, plenty drones and drone cells and honey stores were almost gone. Never saw the queen and going to check in the AM to see if I can spot her.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 11:00:44 PM »
Don't think the picture did justice to the size.

Looks huge in the pics to me.  Glad you was able to get them. 

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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 03:23:11 PM »
Cool open hive.   How high off the ground were they?

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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 03:24:55 PM »

Looks huge in the pics to me.  Glad you was able to get them. 

James

Blanc,
I'm with James on this one....That thing looks huge!

Nice, Very Nice!
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »

Looks huge in the pics to me.  Glad you was able to get them. 

James

Blanc,
I'm with James on this one....That thing looks huge!

Nice, Very Nice!
I wound up putting them in two mediums Moot. Had some drawn comb already and put the syrup on em right away this morning and they drank half quart already. Filled one medium with brood and pollen combs but honey stores was very low. No capped honey at all and they were busy filling up some combs.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 03:22:55 PM »
Dang cool, thanks for posting.  Any swarm cells?  The population seemed HUGE for this early.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 10:11:37 PM »
Dang cool, thanks for posting.  Any swarm cells?  The population seemed HUGE for this early.

Yes I found three queen cells D and they have drank two quarts of syrup in two days. Large numbers and if they don't obscond on me I will have a very productive hive.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 12:27:34 AM »
Please tell me you kept the queen cells and gave them some bees to raise them.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 12:07:26 PM »
Ditto on saving the queen cells...those survivor genetics, ooooh those genetics.  Were the bees gentle?  I've just did a couple of removals so far and haven't entered the $$$ arena yet.  The survivor gentics are what I'm interested in right now...

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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 06:37:03 PM »
Ditto on saving the queen cells...those survivor genetics, ooooh those genetics.  Were the bees gentle?  I've just did a couple of removals so far and haven't entered the $$$ arena yet.  The survivor gentics are what I'm interested in right now...

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They were pretty gentle until I got to the center of them and stirred them up a bit Ed but the gentlest ones I've encountered so far.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 06:41:31 PM »
Please tell me you kept the queen cells and gave them some bees to raise them.
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Yes I did Bailey and funny thing is the woman calls me today and said the bees are back so I went see what's up because I know they are not the same bees. Had a small cluster of about hundred bees I might have missed but looked real good before I left and saw none in the tree after removing the boxes. She is just gonna spray em with wasp spray tonight. Thought it might have been a swarm but not.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 07:04:31 PM »
What a good lookin' colony! Almost a shame you had to take it down but good job. It's hard to tell from the pics but it looks like the comb might have been fairly straight? Most of the external ones I get look like the comb was drawn on a spirograph!

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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 09:34:35 PM »
What a good lookin' colony! Almost a shame you had to take it down but good job. It's hard to tell from the pics but it looks like the comb might have been fairly straight? Most of the external ones I get look like the comb was drawn on a spirograph!

Scott
Everything was pretty straight Scott and took me about two and a half hours to remove. One hour was just vacuuming the critters they had so many. They seem to be doing fine. Just trying to figure how long to feed them before considering them not distressed anymore. Been four days so far and would appreciate any advice.
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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 09:59:24 PM »
The best advice I can pass on is to keep their space as tight as you can to give them the best chance you can at defending against SHB. Those things can take over a weakened/stressed colony quick as a wink.

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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 10:36:24 PM »
The best advice I can pass on is to keep their space as tight as you can to give them the best chance you can at defending against SHB. Those things can take over a weakened/stressed colony quick as a wink.

Scott
Can see them from my back door Scott!  :-D Thanks for the advice!
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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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Re: Lennix Removal in live oak
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2013, 10:33:05 AM »
Sounds like it will be a great colony, blanc.   Even if you didn't get the queen, which I bet you did, it sounds like there was enough brood there that they had some larvae young enough to start some emergency queen cells.  Sounds like some good gentle genetics worth saving...plus the survivor aspect.   :th_thumbsupup:

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