seafaring bees

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    Just got a email on another removal, a boat storage yards got several boats with large hives in them :lol: gonna call in the morning, this 1 should be worth some pics if I do it :D
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I don't imagine you could do any cut-outs on a boat :shock: Don't think they'd work too well after :lol:

    Keep up the good work and remember the pics. :thumbsup: (you must have a lot of spare gear kicking around) :confused:
     

  3. Hobie

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    Perrybee has a good point!

    As a boat owner myself, I recommend that you make sure you have the permission of the BOAT OWNER, not the storage yard person, before setting foot on a boat. There are many things you need to be aware of that are not issues in the land-based world. For example, a chunk of wax falling into the bilge may seem like nothing to you, but when it clogs up the bilge pump when the person needs it most, it can be a disaster, or at least very expensive.
     
  4. Zookeep

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    nope Im screwed now, I have 2 deeps left, 15 empty frames(no foundation), no tops or bottom boards, all these cut-outs been too big for a nuc (figures have 10 of them sitting) and I have 3 cut-outs to do, not counting the boats :roll:
     
  5. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    I agree hobie, and I know the boating world well, I have a 28 footer and live 5 min from the gulf, the boat owner has 2 real happy days, when he buys it and when he sells it :lol: :D but I will get in writing permision to do any work of any kind on this 1
     
  6. Zookeep

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    Talked to the boat yard, he has 4 boats with large hives, he said they been in the boats for over a year , I told him it be 2 weeks before I could even look at it and he said no rush, love no pressure jobs :D gives me time to order more gear.
     
  7. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    BOAT:
    Bust Out Another Thousand
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Zookeep: "Boat owner has two real happy days, when he buys it and when he sells it."

    :lol: :lol:
     
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    jb63 New Member

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    Dear Santa, I've been very good this year.For Christmas I would like some more equipment.I need deeps,lots of deeps,and more frames.At least ten times as many frames as boxes.And a fork-lift and and and it never ends. Sincearly,Zookeep
     
  10. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    lol Dear Santa I need it all :D
     
  11. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    FOUR honeybee hives in a boatyard? Either there's some really good forage nearby, or perhaps they are not all honeybees?

    Of course, I'm thinking "north," here, where everything is brown and dead for 6-7 months, and the yellow jackets move in as soon as you throw the tarp on.
     
  12. PerryBee

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    "Santa.....I need deeps, and more frames. At least ten times as many frames as boxes."

    Santa responds: "What? You don't think Santa knows about beekeeping? You don't think Santa knows there are ten frames in a box? You think Santa is new at this?
    Hmmmmmmmmmm! Let me check that naughty and nice list again."

    "Dear Santa I need it all."

    Santa replies:" What? Living in Florida and having almost year round beekeeping isn't enough, while friends in other places are shoveling snow?
    Hmmmmmmmmmm, where's that list again?"

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  13. Zookeep

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    Talked with the yard again and going to start the removals in January sometime, glad they are holding off cause after today's email I have 3 others to do 1st.
    today's email: "The hive is totally open air under a low eave on our house . Slice off and one has 'everything'. I'd be interested in keeping a good sampling of comb/honey(I've never tried to poison/kill, and even fed them some fruit juices, never stung)." sounds like 1 I would want :Dancing: