a good day for a sweet removal

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    got a call so went and did a removal of a hive under a house, 4 feet of work space and the owner opened up the side wall under the floor for me to get in ahead of my arrival. it was huge 11 frames of brood and 3 of pollen and I 2/3s filled a 5 gallon bucket with comb honey, also on the 4th brood comb in I found and caught the queen, shes a big fat goldy, added 3 frames with old comb and 3 with foundation then filled 2 brood boxes with bees. That was a bid nest:grin:
     

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  2. G3farms

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    Nice cut out!

    That sure was a big colony for sure.

    Looks like you used the bee vac :thumbsup:
     

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    Great photos, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
     
  4. PerryBee

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    Did you use a bee-vac for this, it looks like they are still on the base of it?
    Nice job! Thanks for the pictures! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Zookeep

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    yes I used my 2nd generation vac that I built, had the bottom still on cause I got caught in a rain when I was putting on the real hive top and bottom, I dont do any removal without it now, its much easier to find the queen and hang comb in frames when you suck up the workers as you go:smile:
     
  6. G3farms

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    I call the bee vac "crowd control", they are handy as a pocket on a shirt (that is if you wear one when doing a cut out :lol:)
     
  7. Zookeep

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    well did the crush and strain:yahoo:
     

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    The sweetest tasting honey is your own!

    Looks good, what d you think it is off of?
     
  9. Iddee

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    It's off of flowers. It's too dark to be sugar water. :razz:

    Your turn now, G3. You've got it coming. :club:
     
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    Great pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing them. Looks like you got a good one!
     
  12. Zookeep

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    it tastes great not sure what its from the hole area the hive was at was forest with areas of small cow pastures and tiny farms, I think Im pulling my ads though, this hive makes #20 and its not even been a year since I started up yet, think its time to just kick back and enjoy the hives I have now and take a break from the expanding (Im sure a few hives are gonna force me to get bigger anyways) Ill still do swarms if I ever get 1 :lol: