Easy Bees

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Iddee, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Tree cutter called today. Said he had a bee tree down. Bring my trailer and come get it. He loaded it with a trac hoe and I brought it home. Couldn't get much easier.



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  2. Bitty Bee

    Bitty Bee New Member

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    Very nice! looks pretty good too.
    Hooray idee! :Dancing:
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Nice one for sure. Hope they will make it through the winter for ya.

    Need to get XLB over there to pick it up and see how much it weighs. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  4. Iddee

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    XLB better eat a few more wheaties first. The neighbor's Kubota backhoe wouldn't lift it to take it off. It had to lift one end, drag it off, then stand it upright. It's over 6 foot.
     
  5. Mama Beek

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    I'm beginning to really like the bee trees. What a great way to get more bees and get wood for next winter. :D
     
  6. Hobie

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    If you wear no shirt for a difficult cut-out, what, exactly, were you wearing for THAT easy job?!? :eek: :lol:
     
  7. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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  8. G3farms

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    Dang You brought the whole tree home!

    Better get a lid on them.
     
  9. Iddee

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    The top cut didn't get into the hollow. It is solid wood.
     
  10. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    OK, this will show my complete lack of understanding about bees. How does one get the bees from the tree to the new hive? You see, the books don't reference "bee trees".

    I figure going at them like a chainsaw massacre maniac isn't the hot set up. Trap out?

    Walt
     
  11. Iddee

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  12. G3farms

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    You going to get the one fella that was standoffish to help out again?

    Best I remember he finally came around at the end to lend a hand.

    I still like to use a chainsaw myself
     
  13. Iddee

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    Other than the 2 experienced ones, I try to use different trainees each time. It gets more trained that way.

    You may like the chainsaw, but the bees don't.........