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A nice big swarm ....


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Up about 12 feet off the ground in a big oak tree, in a bad neighborhood

or not.......


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Nice Medium size open hive...... 8 frames of comb.....lots of brood and eggs too, but little in way of stores

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Decided to go with a Med Super in the end.... and yes we decided to suit up as I took a sting early on while prepping on the ground


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Cutting away piece by piece

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Filled 8 1/2 frames in a medium super in the end, all the empty comb we cut away


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The remnants , sprayed with B Quik to help them choose a new home

and yes we did find the queen towards the end and managed to get her into a clip

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safely in her new home

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Thanks to Rob who came out early on Saturday morning, only a few stings mostly of my own making, like gripping comb and squishing a bee etc etc
 

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Never had any idea that bees would build a colony in the open like that...
Very unusual in our region..... there were many big trees around and I would have thought they might find a hole in one of them, also the houses were old and again - a hole would have made more sense. But the queen was laying away merrily , eggs and brood.
 

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reminds me of many of my removals never thought they did that north of the florida border, gratz on the find:thumbsup:
 
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