time for a move

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    ok after the vandals, I have found another location for the hives, 1st stands up for the 1st 3 hives then I just keep hauling them over.
     

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  2. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Hope this place works better for ya.
    James
     

  3. PerryBee

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    Nice spot, water and all.:thumbsup: What's all that green stuff on the ground and hangin on the trees? :lol:
     
  4. riverrat

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    looks good. What you got in the area for them to forage on :thumbsup:
     
  5. Zookeep

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    lots of open fields, cow pastures with massive palm clumps and 2 organic farms, the owner of the property where the hives are going also owns the farms and wont allow chemicals sprayed all over everything.
     
  6. Eddy Honey

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    Nice property...lots of room....could have a lynching out there and no one would hear anything....if the need ever presented itself of course.....sry, couldn't resist, it just burns me up that someone would destroy your stuff like that and now you have to move!
     
  7. G3farms

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    Nice looking place! Hope you do better there than your old location.
     
  8. Zookeep

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    lol out here they shoot trespassers and then lynch them and then shoot again ( double tap) so I dont think any1 will be messing with the hives
     
  9. Zookeep

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    ok, I remember some1 saying something during all my easy removals about "the only way it would be easier for me was if they showed up at my door on there own" well, it happened, Ill take a pic in the morning but a swarm moved into the concrete block I use to hold up my stands, and i checked the 5 hives there and they are not my bees (yet)
     
  10. G3farms

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    Set an empty hive next to them (if it had some drawn frames would work even better) and encourage a move with a little smoke.
     
  11. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    I removed the hives off the stand picked up the block and turned it sideways and the bees fell into the nuc, love to watch them march in its sooo cool, also moved my hives to the new location, even had a audience while I was setting up there
     

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  12. G3farms

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    Looks good!!

    Hope the fence on the back of the hives is far enough away to keep the hay burners from knocking them over.
     
  13. Zookeep

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    Horses cant get within 6 feet of the hives and I did see the queen in the swarm btw, dark color and not very big, hope its not a virgin swarm, maybe they slimmed her down for flying?