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  1. #1
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    Default interior wall extraction

    Did my first extraction of 2007 today. Small colony, only about 2 lbs of bees and one frame of brood. I will post more pictures of them in the hive as they get started....that is if I got the queen...never did see her, but I am hopeful that she made it into the vacuum.
    http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...t=100_0265.flv
    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...8/100_0256.jpg
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    Really bad wax moth issue in this one.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Congrats! By the looks of the comb, this hive had been there a while.

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    Nice pictures. Man I hate dialup....

    David

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    Yeah, the owner of the house says he first noticed them in 1998. Said he had two other beeks look at it and they would not touch it because of it being inside. The colony its self was pretty small, but it looks like they just started raising brood, So I am hoping they will stick around and build up well. They had a really bad moth problem, so I only wired in one full frame of brood and two partials. The rest of the wax I am working on refining down for candles, about 5 lbs worth. They had about 2-3 three pounds of honey left, so a laid that comb on top of the frames; I hoping that will help hold them to the new hive.

    Man....I don't know what I would do with dial up.....I have broadband 10.0 and beesource is still slow.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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