A swarm moved into an empty hive

Discussion in 'Bees' started by efmesch, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    What a mess! How do you handle a mess like this?
    Notice that there is no dripping honey.
    After I discovered what had happened, I broke the supers apart and put them back together. The bees cleaned up all the drippings of honey and later I could eliminate the bees and recover what I could. The honey was great and enjoyed by the family and neighbors as comb honey. The dry, unfilled combs were melted down for wax.
    It's just a matter of patience.
     

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  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I am always amazed as to the configurations that bees can come up with when left to their own devices.
    Nice picture Efmesch! :grin:
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    that is some crazy looking comb!
     
  4. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    When I spotted the photo at first in my thumbnails, I thought to myself, "where did I ever get a picture of someone's brain". :-o Only when I enlarged the pic, did I remember the incident. All I can do is refer you back to Perry's comment---and agree about how right he is.