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  1. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Deleted because this reply didn't appear in the right place in the thread.
  2. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Update (pictures later)....

    We delayed the cut-out / rescue attempt until Monday & Tuesday, October 19-20. Phase 1 went OK, but had to delay until Tuesday morning to finish opening up.

    We ended...
  3. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Broken comb is a big concern, along with fear that cutting out would be risky to the queen and brood at this time of year, whereas leaving the hive in the tree until Spring would be less risky. But I...
  4. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Interesting. I know we have strict rules about bringing hives into/out of/moving around for pollination purposes. But haven't heard of applying this to movement of a single colony (or nucs, which is...
  5. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Thanks everyone for your insights.

    Question for Riverdewent: I'm a bit confused about your cutting guidance, if I go that route. When I think of Subway sandwiches, I see a long-wise cut down the...
  6. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Thanks. Alabama does have a law that requires frames be removable for inspections, but I'd like to think there's something in the rules that would allow time to safely move the feral colony into a...
  7. Re: Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Here are some photos

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  8. Family Friend Excavated Bee Tree, Should I Try To Save It?

    Someone near my parents recently dozed some land, including a bee tree he'd noticed. When he saw the bees were still in the dozed tree, now in a giant pile of brush, he asked my dad if I wanted to...
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    Moving Captured Swarm From Nuc to Hive

    As explained earlier this week, this past Monday I captured a swarm from one of my hives. The swarm is currently at home in a 2-story nuc. My new hive was delivered this morning, so I can move the...
  10. Re: Sept. Hive Swarm, Caught It: Now What? from a Newbie!

    Thanks, CaBees. I'm hoping for the best.
  11. Re: Sept. Hive Swarm, Caught It: Now What? from a Newbie!

    Northwest Alabama.
  12. Re: Sept. Hive Swarm, Caught It: Now What? from a Newbie!

    CaBees: I'm in northwest Alabama.
  13. Re: Sept. Hive Swarm, Caught It: Now What? from a Newbie!

    Thanks so much, Delbar. It's helpful to know that doing nothing at this point is safer than trying to meddle. One of my goals as a beekeeper is to stay out of the way as much as possible, so that I...
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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    September 2, 2013 in Northwest Alabama.

    One of my hives swarmed Monday just after noon and I saw it. Large cluster (football, at least) landed in low branch of small tree 10' from hive. I grabbed...
  15. Sept. Hive Swarm, Caught It: Now What? from a Newbie!

    New beekeeper here. Installed two nucs on May 26. Everything has gone well throughout the summer. I was assured not to worry about swarming this year. Obviously, that was the wrong advice.
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