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Thread: Too Late

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Annapolis Valley, N.S. Canada

    Default Too Late

    Got a call from a guy I know who asked me to come out and see if there was anything I could do. This tree got dropped, dragged to a clearing and was being junked up until his worker got chased away. Why this guy didn't stop, he must have noticed on a few of the cuts. The property owner felt terrible and wanted me to try and save what was left. I found a canteloupe size cluster still alive so I stood the pieces back up as best I could, figured what have I got to lose? Comb was incredibly long. Owner told workers to be on lookout for this type of thing and leave trees alone if inhabited. We do have some friends.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    OPP, Al USA


    What a waste, So sad.

  3. #3


    Ugh - that's frustrating-
    If the cantelope is still together and you've stacked them up like they were, they may make it.
    See if they're still alive in a month and feed them when you can.
    At this point you could put on dry sugar or candy if you had a super to protect it.
    Staple tarpaper or black plastic to the box with enough drape that it forms a skirt around the log so water/snow will not enter the hive through the top and cross your fingers.

    Good job in making the effort.

    Take Care,
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper


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