bee tree--lori 6-29-09

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by G3farms, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Went to get a bee tree this morning, but could not quite reach it. The owner is going to remove the tree since it is so close to her house. The tree trimmers were going to let me use there bucket truck to cut off the tree top. The bucket truck only went to 65 feet and was about 15 feet shy of reahing the bees. They have a crane with a man basket coming wednesday morning, sooo this thread will be continued at a later date.

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    My wife looking for the bees.

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    Look a little higher honey they are at the top.

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    Here we are waaayyyy up here, come and get us if you can hahahaha!

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    These must have bee some of the house bees since they were not flying, at least not from this hole. Their main entrance is just to the right and down a little.

    To be continue

    G3
     

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Can't wait for the next episode. Better than Alfred Hitchcock.
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    To far up for me ;) Good luck!
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Well we went back this morning to get the tree......................................
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    crane backing in
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    bucket truck set up and ready to go
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    setting up the crane
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    me in the basket
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    top floor please
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    here ya go, have a little smoke
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    comb hanging out
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    I used an old sheet to cover them up
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    duct tape is a good thing
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    the brave tree trimmer
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    ready to go
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    hive on the fly
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    me on the saw trimming the log dow just a little
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    hey we found another way out

    continued on next post

    G3
     

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  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Not sure why the brave tree trimmer is in there twice but there he is.
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    coming off of the trailer
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    getting the scent out
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    comb hanging out
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    tied up to a power pole

    Will do the cut out at a little later date.

    G3
     

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  6. Iddee

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    Nice write-up. Thanks.... Will be waiting for the cut-out.
     
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    Nice post, and yet another use for duct tape!
     
  8. beewildered

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    Great post, any update on the cutout?
     
  9. G3farms

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    No cut out yet, too many other things going on at the moment. was wanting to wait til next spring but with so much of the hive exposed will have to do it pretty soon, I think the cold of winter would get them. Thought about building some attatchment to the side of it and setting a five frame nuc on it.
    sometimes during the day you can see the larva in the brood comb.

    G3