06-07-2007, 08:54 AM
One of my coworkers asked me if I could get some bees that were in a tree that had fallen in there back yard. The hive had been there for years. Not having done an extraction before I prepared for the worst, 80K of very hostile bees. In fact what I found was a huge hive that had died about 3 or 4 years ago. A recent swarm smelled the old hive and moved in no more than three weeks prior to me extracting them. This hive was only around 2K worth of bees, and 2 frames worth of brood and eggs. I don't know if I got the queen, the hive was acting like she was in there, but I never saw her. Time will tell. I enjoy everyones pictures so I thought I contribute as well.