shed wall

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zookeep, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    I have a shed wall hive Im going to be removing on Sunday morning, will have pics, I like removals over trap-outs, like the idea of just in and out and its over.
     
  2. G3farms

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    You and me both, trap outs seem to be more labor intensive to me. Good luck with it and can't wait for the pics.
     

  3. Zookeep

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    took 4 hours to do the removal,1st I had to chop my way through the jungle to get to the shed, found the queen on the last little bit of comb I cut out of the wall {figures right} 6 full deep frames of brood most is capped, funny thing is when I opened up the back wall all the bees started to disappear, there was a hole in the inside of the wall and all the bees were going into the shed, so i vaced all the bees in the shed and then blocked the hole and went to work outside again, 40lbs of sealed comb honey:grin:
     

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  4. Noronajo

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    Great pictures-what a beautiful queen!
     
  5. Zookeep

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    I extracted some of the honey and its so dark light wont go through it,its the darkest Ive ever seen,should be about 20 to 25lbs when Im done
     

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  6. G3farms

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    Nice cut out, those gals had been there for quite some time.
     
  7. Zookeep

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    ended up with 24lbs of what is almost black honey, I put a flashlight up to a quart jar and cant see the light through it:lol:
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Nice job! :thumbsup:

    Were they going in at the bottom of the wall next to the ground? I find that almost every call I get where the bees are entering "close to the ground" are bumbles. :sad:
     
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    Never saw that dark honey:smile: Unusual.
    Nice cut out:thumbsup:
     
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    Marbees, he can't sell his that way. His only comes in pounds and ounces.
     
  12. PerryBee

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    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Hmmmmm, food colouring,.............I wonder..............................?
     
  13. Zookeep

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    :lol: a quart jar is just over 900 grams, Royal sells 500 gram jars for 68$. Ive got $1000 worth of black honey, I think it was PT Barnum that said a sucker born every minute, who in there right mind would pay $68 a pint for honey, now I have to admit it is the best tasting honey I have ever had, beats my 1st extraction from my own hives but still.......
     
  14. Zookeep

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    Tuesday I plan on releasing the queen from her clip, right now she is tied to a frame next to a large chunk of brood comb.
     
  15. Zookeep

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    I released the queen today from the clip, she walks out of the clip climbs ontop of it and just sits there for the picture then she just stoles down into the frames:grin:
     

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  16. PerryBee

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    Nice shot! :thumbsup: