The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by brooksbeefarm, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Just got back from checking a bee yard 35 miles north of home, they all had honey i could take off but the temp. was 102F and no breeze. One hive had a 30 lb. super of beautiful snow white capped comb honey, so i put the fumeboard on to drive the bees out,well i took it off and set it on the tailgate while i checked two more hives. When i got ready to go i checked the comb honey and the heat was making the honey bleed through the caps, so i put some newspaper down on the back seat and turned a top cover upside down on it and set the comb honey super in it so i could keep it cool inside the truck on the ride home. When i got home i drove to the basement door so i could put the comb honey super in the freezer. Well when the wife opened the basement door and i opened the truck door, my wife grabbed her nose and said,Oh my God, you've ruined your truck:eek: and told me to take my clothes off out in the garage, that they weren't coming in the house. I guess i've got use to the smell of Bee Go.:lol: Jack
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    a Jack snip..
    I guess i've got use to the smell of Bee Go.

    tecumseh:
    yep most of us do but also most of our wives will not.
     

  3. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    lol and you all wonder why I use bee escapes!!!!
     
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    DLMKA New Member

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    Gotta watch the escapes in the heat. A keep up here put an escape on under 3 supers and without the bees to cool things down the whole mess melted.
     
  5. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    I'm just old and slow, I guess that's why I only put an escape board under one super per hive at a time.

    Murrell
     
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    PerryBee New Member

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    Murrell, Murrell, Murrell, how many times have I told you, that's "experienced and methodical". :thumbsup:
     
  7. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    I have never had a time wwhen 24 hours later not bee one was in the super after bee escape was used. It's a pretty fair bet in 24 hours the combs won't melt down, wait 3 days---well that changes the dynamics doesn't it lol.
    Barry
     
  8. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    There was bees still in the super in the back seat of my truck after using the fume board, (about a dozen) they kept me alert on the 35 mile ride back home.:lol: Jack