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bee removal call
« on: June 08, 2007, 05:16:23 PM »
I just got a call to remove a colony from a local business.  Apparently it is in one of their barrels they sell for collecting rain water.  It has also apparently been there for 3-4 years now.  I am just going to take the entire barrel to my bee yard to remove them and then give back the barrel after they are out.
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 05:44:38 PM »
That sounds great, Please take lots of  pictures and post the follow up. :)

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 08:52:06 PM »
Bmac, that barrel is gonna be heavy. Get a friend to help you lift it.
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 01:24:51 PM »
alright.  I stopped by real quick Friday afternoon and checked them out.  Everything looked good.  I went back at 9pm with one of the employees, and loaded the entire barrel on my truck and drove them out to the bee yard.  Dropped them off and opened the cork back up.  They were not even upset from the trip.  They are still in the barrel.  If the weather is nice tomorrow I am going to remove them.  I peaked in with a flash light and the colony is on the lid (which is where I thought it would be).  I will take many pics and post them when I am done with it.

At the same time I will post pics of the colony I removed from a roof earlier this spring.
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 10:00:46 AM »
Here is the barrel they came in along with my friend trying to look like he is doing something more than just posing for a picture.

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 10:03:47 AM »
Lets try posting that pic again.


here is the link???

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 10:54:47 AM »
BMAC.  Now that is a very cool picture.  What a blast eh?  Good for you.  I love that rain barrel.  Wish I could get my hands on something like that !!!! (LOL).  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 12:27:48 AM »
Very cool.


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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 09:51:59 AM »
I am going to attempt to load the rest of the pics from that day now.

This is when we pulled the lid off

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 10:00:32 AM »
another shot with the lid off



This one is how we fasten them to the frame



This one is yours truly



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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 10:05:10 AM »
Ok last pic.  This one is after I placed them all in the new box, you can see the girls out there waiving the come hither scent around.  I just thought it was cool and a picture needed to be taken.



Later I will post some pics of the roof cut out.
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2007, 10:07:54 AM »
BMAC.  Very nice pictures.  What is the white on the landing board?  Curiosity got this cat!!!  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2007, 01:04:00 PM »
That is just a very old bottom board/box I bought used.  The previous owner painted it.
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007, 09:22:11 PM »
That was a nice tiny one. I want one of those.

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2007, 08:53:27 AM »
Yeah.  When I first picked them up I was told they have been there for a few years.  Yeah right.  Maybe a few weeks..
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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 11:29:23 PM »
I think that is great reminds me of a PG&E spool i did spool was huge had to roll it into the truck ;) do you ever measure the cell size from the cut outs.many a hiden treasure to be found.your roof cut out was super cool to   thumbs up RDY-B

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Re: bee removal call
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2007, 12:11:39 PM »
That is a removal that anyone can have fun doing, and a great one to earn experience on. I agree B-mac, they hadn't been there very long, weeks at most. Great job.
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