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  1. #21
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    Apr 2009
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    Default Re: Cut Out From a Semi-Truck Tire

    Oh, one tip I found and could pass on.. When cutting into the tire, the bees would come pouring out, obviously... I found that by throwing some burlap over the entrance, it slowed them down, and much less came at me to tell me they didn't want me sawz-alling into their home.. Seemed like a good trick that I will remember for the future.
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

  2. #22
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    Mar 2012
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: Cut Out From a Semi-Truck Tire

    Good Job! Looks like you got a nice hive out of there. Also, I see quite a bit of capped drone brood in there; did you find any swarm cells during the cut-out?

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Cut Out From a Semi-Truck Tire

    No swarm cells. I had brought a nuc along too in order to split if I found cells. There was a lot of drone brood, and a lot of normal brood as well. I think they would have had queen cells going if they would have had more food available. They are super low on food. It was interesting to see how they behaved around the queen cups. They kept popping in and checking on them. It was hard to get a look into the cups since there was always a bee head deep in it.

    All in all it was a heck of a lot of fun.
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Cut Out From a Semi-Truck Tire

    Did an inspection on the new colony this weekend. Gave them a deep under neath, and a pollen patty, and topped off sugar water. Good news was that I found the queen on the first frame I pulled
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

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