Feb 20th 2009, 10:56 AM
With spring approaching, there will be calls from concerned citizens wanting "THESE BEES GONE".
Some beeks will be doing removals, so I'm starting this thread for posting experiences and "how to" hints from your removals. I am also making it a sticky for easy reference when you have a call, so be explicit with your methods, so others can be helped.
Who wants to start???
Feb 20th 2009, 04:07 PM
was it you that explained to me how to make a vacuum that catches bees? If so, could you please explain how to build/assemble a vacuum to capture bees?
Originally Posted by Bee Catcher
Feb 20th 2009, 07:31 PM
The easiest way is to study the photos and then I will answer any questions you might have.
Feb 20th 2009, 10:33 PM
looks good... How about a list of supplies used.
...most looks self explanatory
Feb 21st 2009, 01:06 PM
if you have never done an extraction before, i would strongly urge you to go with someone that has, and help them on at least a couple before attempting this. they can get pretty dicey real quick! just my 2 cents
Feb 21st 2009, 02:56 PM
Beehandler, any chance of getting you to go with me on my first one?
I'll buy you a Bar-B-Que if you will.
Feb 24th 2009, 07:37 PM
i'll go only if you promise to wear a shirt !!!
Feb 26th 2009, 05:11 PM
Feb 26th 2009, 09:07 PM
Catching a swarm is a little different than a removal. This is the beginning of a removal.
Feb 27th 2009, 04:34 AM
Hey guy's. what can I say!
I did not realise that what you were talking about was a huge task as shown in the photo.
I have never been called to anything as big as what is shown, and now I understand why you have the vacume to suck up the bees.
My apologies to you all.
Feb 27th 2009, 09:27 AM
No apologies needed. Just a difference in terminology. No foul, no harm done.
Yes, some removals can work 2 or 3 men 6 to 8 hours, and that doesn't include repairing the home.
Mar 1st 2009, 08:32 AM
hey there bee catcher glad to see ya. To all who may not know his reputation he be the GURU on Shirtless bee removals. Heck any removal he be the guru and go to guy for advice.
Mar 1st 2009, 08:47 AM
Glad to see you here, RR. Watch the accolades, it might give me the bighead. Hope you like our community and stay awhile.
Mar 3rd 2009, 09:19 AM
If there is anyone here in the south central kansas area that would like to be a part of a cutouot I am doing one march 8th. They are welcome to tag along and learn. I know it is to early to be doing a cutout but they got to go. I am going to try and use them to populate my new OB hive I am picking up Sat.
Apr 5th 2009, 03:49 AM
Idee I would get a cut out or 2 or help you with some needed.Larry Tate 788-4454. Winston Salem NC. Do you have any more treated deep drawn comb?