massive removal

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    got a call about 11am wife and I went out and set up about 2pm and was not quite ready for the size, filled 3 meds with bees and and 2 of the meds were filled with comb most was brood, worked right into darkness and the last little piece of comb in the corner is what the queen was hiding behind so I did clip her.
     

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  2. Zookeep

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    rest of the pics
     

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing!
     
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    wow incredible! great pictures zookeep!
     
  5. kebee

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    Wow! thanks for the pictures, I believe you got your self a great queen and a lots of bees. Do you know how long they had been there.

    kebee
     
  6. Zookeep

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    for about 1 year the owner had said, and to top it off I get to put 3 hives on the property to start, theres 15 kinds of fruit trees there and the hole areas 10 min from the gulf so lots of blooms all year long.
     
  7. PerryBee

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    Man, that's some pile of bees. :shock:
    You're starting to make it look as easy as JP! :thumbsup: :mrgreen:
     
  8. Zookeep

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    opened them up after the rain stopped and added 1 more med to them cause they were packed with 3, leaving the queen in the clip for another day or so, the hive right behind in pic 2 is the barrel-o-bees hive and they are growing like crazy, put a gallon of 1.5 to 1 ontop also get them them motivated again.
     

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  9. ApisBees

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    Thanks Zookeep for pasting beautiful colony nice to hear you got the queen and the new yard also. It mustn't be to far out of the way from you place to your out yards.
    Didn't find any swarm cells? How many frames did you fill with brood? 20+. The bees and queen alone are worth the removal on that colony, to bad the all weren't that large and easy to remove.
     
  10. Zookeep

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    I had expected to find a few cells in something this size but only found a couple very old cups that the wax was almost black, and it was about 14 frames of brood and another 5 or 6 frames of pollen mixed with honey
     
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    Nice colony for sure!!
    Thanks for posting the pics.

    how do you like the bee vac?
     
  12. Zookeep

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    love the vac, Im gonna have to build another 1 soon, this 1 is getting worn out:lol: