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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    I'm looking for some swarm and cut-out photos to be displayed on the home page of beeremovalsource.com. If you have some good ones and don't mind them being used this way, please email them to me at admin@beesource.com. Credit will be given on all photos used. These will be used to educate the public on what these look like.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Have a cut out tomorow will try and take pic.

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Rain delay

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    I have a few I can send.I will e-mail a few and you can pick and choose.Some are good,some not so much.Hard to find a volunteer to take pictures when your making bees mad.

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Barry here are a couple recent cutout pics from Albuquerque, N.M. Paul approved me sharing his pictures. I have done a lot of cut-outs, but thought this was something else.




    John

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    That is amazing! Can you explain where this section of wall/roof was? Looks like the very top section was probably the initial comb.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Barry

    The colonies were nested underneath a children's playhouse.

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Man that's cool!!!!!

    I sent you a couple of pics.

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    So we're looking at the floor? Was there a panel covering the comb? It looks like there are two clusters of bees, each in different sections. Is this the case? Do you think they were the same colony or two different ones? Odd to see solid division (2x4 or 6) between the three comb sections if this was all one hive.


    Do you guys that get these cutouts ever spend time studying the comb? Measure cell size from different locations, try to determine which ones were the first combs, etc.? You have a great opportunity to study these things that most don't get to do. Wish I had more cutouts.
    Last edited by Barry; 04-19-2011 at 12:29 PM.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Barry

    I tend to do a lot of cutouts and have a few more pictures. And yes I have studied the comb on occasion. I have personally found that bees in nature, or in the wild, left alone to build and construct the nest cavity as desired, will build a lot of random sized cell comb. The pictures I sent surely testifies to that. I use Mann Lake small cell plastic (PF-100's and PF-120's) and the bees draw it out well depending on what time of year it is. I also have a lot of standard size cells drawn out that is in my broods and honey supers. I guess I am not over fanaticle (at least not yet) about only using small cell foundation, or allowing all natural size comb to be built, but I tend to change things as I go based upon what works for me. Most of the feral comb I see has small cell, large cell, any kind of cell..it is in short "natural cell" drawn according to the needs and desires of the colonies, and I love using that comb to start nucs, packages etc. Anyways, glad you enjoyed the pictures, here's another one from last October 11. I cut them out and tied all the comb back into the frames and fed them back their honey. They made it through the winter here at 18 below. Gotta love those feral bees.



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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Barry

    Sorry yes its the floor in the original pictures

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Riskybizz View Post
    Most of the feral comb I see has small cell, large cell, any kind of cell..it is in short "natural cell" drawn according to the needs and desires of the colonies,
    Yes, all sizes, but I find it interesting, and significant that they use the different size cells in specific places consistently.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    If this isn't what your looking for edit it out. This building has had swarming on the bricks 2 years in a row.Good place for a trap.

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    I just cut out a hive from a buried truck tire... Here is a link to the pictures... I have larger pictures if you would like them...

    http://www.whitehalltexas.com/jm/ind...=45&Itemid=107

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Barry, sent you some pics via email....

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    I just emailed you a higher res of this one. Got them the other day.



    Photo didn't show up so here's the link
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1863102189952
    Dan

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Photo didn't show up so here's the link
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1863102189952
    link didn't work either

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    I do not know how to post pic yet, but here is a couple of links to two cutouts I did.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...02989728&saved

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...00002402989728

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    Sent you an email w/these, hope you get them. How do you post pics here? (click by click, I am cyber challenged)




    https://www.facebook.com/russ.pirain...60642&comments
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    I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!

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    Default Re: Swarm and cut-out photos needed

    >How do you post pics here?

    This ought to help.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...-Posting-Rules

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