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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Salem, NY
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    329

    Default Picked up nucs and a swarm yesterday...

    Yesterday I had a call to remove a colony of bees from a brick wall, and one from a tree. After an hour's drive, I arrive to find a 3# swarm about four feet high. Nice easy catch. There were no colonies to be found, however. The bees in the wall were most likely scout bees. This was a bit of a disappointing removal, because I drove an hour, expecting 4-5 hours of removal, and spent 5 minutes capturing the swarm, and the rest of the 1 1/2 hours I was there searching for a colony that was not there, and filling the holes that the bees were intering the wall in with expandable foam.

    After this I drove to upstate NY to pick up 21 nucs, which are now lined up in my yard waiting for people to pick them up. I'm keeping 7 of the nucs, the other 14 are getting picked up over the course of the week. I guess with the removals I'm doing, I'm getting more increase than expected, and could sell another nuc or two if anyone is in need of one. I must say, it is fun having so many bees in the apiary!

    justgojumpit

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hyde Park NY
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    17

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    Dave,
    Will see you tonight-Great news on swarms

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Howells, N.Y.
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    36

    Default Could use a Nuc

    I will send you a PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Russellville, Alabama
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    112

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    when you do removals from a bricked dwelling... do you always remove from the inside? I have a customer that needs one removed from a bricked house. I have not seen it yet.
    Michael
    2nd year beek, 3 hives!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Salem, NY
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    Docking, this one was easy. The bricks were loose, and I could just pull a few out to have access to the bees. You really do have to pay attention, though, because if it is a load-bearing wall, you do not want the building to collapse! These bricks were there more for decoration.

    justgojumpit

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
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    North Salem, NY
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    jc55, I'll see you tonight.

    justgojumpit

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