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(VIDEO) A sealing of bees in large branch and removal of log

 
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Patrick Thomas
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: (VIDEO) A sealing of bees in large branch and removal of log Reply with quote

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I recently had to climb about 20-25 feet up to a large branch to seal up a bee hive the night before the tree cutting gentlemen
arrived to take the tree down and subsequently cut-out the log for me to take away.

I will post a video soon of this removal. (See next post)

Meanwhile, here's the photo of the ladder against the tree. The hive is just above the top of the ladder.

There's nothing quite as sweet as a staple gun breaking at night while trying to seal up the hive and having
to make an 8:30 pm run to Lowes all sweaty in your bee suit.

Oh, and that ladder wasn't tall enough. Luckily the customer had a long extension ladder on premises so I didn't have to go home and get mine.



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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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HERE'S THE VIDEO:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnmy9xkmhg



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were lucky this colony survived without the queen being injured or killed. The branch must have fallen about twenty feet. Was there no way of cutting the top part of the branch off above the colony, then roping up the lower trunk with the nest and then cutting below and lowering it down more gently? How long did the bees stay angry?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
You were lucky this colony survived without the queen being injured or killed. The branch must have fallen about twenty feet. Was there no way of cutting the top part of the branch off above the colony, then roping up the lower trunk with the nest and then cutting below and lowering it down more gently? How long did the bees stay angry?


Good point.

Yes, there was a way to do all that you mentioned, but I was dealing with a tree trimming company who wasn't about to take any advice from me as to how to take that tree down. I was in no way running the show.

My job was to seal that hive and then haul off the log and to shut up in between that time....lol.

As far as how long did they stay angry? I have no idea. That was only a couple of days ago and I haven't been back over to Ms. Anne's place to see how they are doing.

I'll give a report on them the next time I see them.

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