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  1. #1
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    Default Blowing bees from supers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpRAj..._order&list=UL
    My first youtube video....yes its not the best but I though some would enjoy.
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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    Wow, you're tough on those bees! Blowing 'em onto concrete. Perhaps into grass would be a bit less traumatic?
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    I went and checked and they were all alive. Its not bad I promise.
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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    I'm still alive, but my ankle and shoulder hurt and impair me from working to my fullest.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    Perhaps into grass would be a bit less traumatic?
    Well I set the super on another super and blow the bees out over grass, I like to watch them turn and fly back to the hive
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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    we put them on top of hive & blow them back in front of hive. 5 of us,100 hives 9-10 hrs. Hard to watch them blow onto concrete.
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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    Build yourself a lazy susan table on top of an old revolving drafting stool so that you can elevate the box and turn it around to both sides. Also buy a shop vac hose with a crevice nozzle to attach to the blower. And don't blow the bees where you will step on them.

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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    This was only one hive at the breeder yard (concrete) that had honey..the rest was on dirt or grass...then I just sat the boxes upright on the hives and blew.
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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    It may take you about 5 yrs to realize this(did for me) but the fume pads are 3x as fast plus half the work. You will especially notice this in a year of a bumper honey crop when you handle those boxes twice as much and they are full. We got 3 of the bg hand held blowers they only get used in the tail end of honey pulling when it gets late in the year or on cut comb they work good & don't stink it up.
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    Mike

    good video never have tried blowing
    you say not many dead or injured bees ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Dave

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    Default Re: Blowing bees from supers

    Nope...none at all were dead or injured...i looked today.
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