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  1. #1
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    Jan 2006
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    Lee\'s Summit, MO
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    Default First extraction!

    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.


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    Ninja, is not in the dictionary. Well played Ninja's, well played...

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
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    Wonderful pictures, and offering your son a lifetime of memories is invaluable...

  3. #3
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    Aug 2006
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    McLeansville NC
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    Not every day you take a stihl chain saw with you to do bee work!! I like the photo's.
    Ron

  4. #4
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    Aug 2006
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    Danbury, CT
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    Big Grin

    I take my stihl all the time...makes getting into walls easy......I havent ever seen anybody use one to do that exactly, but it's not everyday you get to work off a tree on the ground.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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