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  1. Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs
    I had to pick up a new pair of bee gloves quickly as the opportunity to get the bees out of my neighbor's house had arrived, they are about to demo the living room back to the studs in a renovation. The bees were entering between first and 2nd floor, the northwest side of the house. Well, I got...
  2. General Beekeeping
    We are new to beekeeping. We obtained two colonies last Monday 5/21 via cut outs. Both colonies were good sized. Both have 4-5 frames of capped brood and 5 frames of honey cut out of their original hive. Bees were collected by vacuum. Both have been vigorous and active this week. Both...
  3. Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs
    A co-worker had cut down a tree along a creek on his property but when he started cutting it up, guess what he discovered?:eek: Well you know. He wasn't sure what to do because he didn't want to kill them. So a week and a half later he was talking to another person at work that knew I had been...
  4. Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs
    Iddee asked me to help, and in end let me at it as he has so many hives now Old friend of his. The house is from the 30's I would guess and the siding is asbestos.... Bees had just moved into an old Electrical box and crawled up into walls, not sure where , but NO WAY to do a cut out.. Built a...
  5. Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs
    Well, while I am still trying to coax some bees out of a RR tie into a hive, a buddy of mine says his dad owns an abandoned house, that for quite a few years now, has a birdhouse that has bees in it. His dad had tried to kill them in 2010 by pouring gas on them. I went and looked and sure nuf...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Ok, tomorrow I am going to a friends to remove a birdhouse of bees. I plan on putting screen over the opening/s. Bagging it and bringing it to my house. The next day assuming weather is ok, I plan to cut them out of the birdhouse and hiving them. At one end of my yard I have my RR tie experiment...
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