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Offline pymaplumber

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Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »
I had a man call me the other day to see if I could remove some bee's. I guess the Electric Company wanted to get to his line to do some work but the bee's wouldn't let them. I decided to go ahead and do a cut out even though it's late in the year. Every thing was going good, then it started bee's all over me stinging through my gloves and bouncing off my suit. I was using my bee vacuum and they were all over my hand stinging and biting. I took the ones that were vacuumed up to my bee yard and sprayed them down with sugar water apparently not enough because when I opened it up I was surrounded by bee's , my son was standing about 50 feet away and a few went after him stinging him 3 times in his face, as I walked away for a couple hundred yards they were still buzzing me and trying to sting me. Moral of this story leave the bee's alone this time of year.
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Re: Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 10:52:36 PM »
picture of the house comb is about 5 feet long.
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Re: Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 09:41:24 AM »
I ordered a  Buckfast Queen from Weaver Apiaries, Inc out of Texas  and she came yesterday I went thru the hive and found no Queen, brood. or eggs just honey frames so I installed the new Queen now I'll wait a few day and check in on her to see if she was released. It's late in the season so I hope she can lay some winter bees to get through the cold that's coming.
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Re: Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 01:07:33 PM »
I don't know squat about removing bee's and I really don't think I will ever do it it but I have a question.
When you remove a hive like that how well do you have to clean it out and will other bee's start a hive in there even if all the comb is gone.

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Re: Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 08:53:43 PM »
On this cut out the bees were between the outside siding and 1"x 8" boards and the interior wall with no insulation after I took out the comb I scraped  the wall and boards down to get rid of the wax I then sprayed Clorox on the areas I scraped. After putting the main boards back I used 25# felt paper to protect against rain then finished up with the wood siding. I don't think they can get back in but time will tell.
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Re: Meanest bee's I've ever seen
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 10:42:58 AM »
I checked the hive on 10-13-17  the new queen has been laying and they have capped brood I applied a formic acid treatment to get rid of any mites that they may have. The weather is starting to change so I don't know how much longer I'll be able to get into the hives for inspections.
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