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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:30 pm    Post subject: This removal featured a plywood 'tunnel of disaster' Reply with quote

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The bees were removed just at the right time.

If they would have been allowed to continue building for any length
of time, the customer and removalist would have a nightmare on their hands.

(VIDEO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00jKPhMV7rY



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very impressive the way you always find the queen! How do you do that?! Do you always leave her in the clip attached to a comb? When do you release her?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BridgetB wrote:
It is very impressive the way you always find the queen! How do you do that?! Do you always leave her in the clip attached to a comb? When do you release her?


Thanks, Bridget. Very Happy

Usually it's a process of elimination. Also, there are only so many places she can be. I usually search for clusters around the general vicinity in case she flew off a short distance. Sometimes I vacuum her without ever seeing her and find her a day or two later. She also stands out like a sore thumb to me at this point.

I rubber band them into a frame and usually release them back into the general population a day or two later. She usually walks out of the clip and calmly walks right into the hive with no incident.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAP RAP Bee Gone Bee Gone..... have to get Simon Cowell on to you... lol

Marvellous video. Looked extremely awkward to get into that one. As you said. good job they didn't get back any further into that cavity. HM might never have been found. Well done for spotting her.
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