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  1. #1
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    Default Today's mobile home cut-out...

    I did a small cut-out today from the bottom of a mobile home in the desert. Not particularly hard, just a bit messy. Fiberglass insulation is a nasty creation. This hive had zero honey, just trace amounts. I guess that is why it's a desert.
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    Default Re: Today's mobile home cut-out...

    Wow! Thats is a really cool photo. The bees are smart to get all snuggled up in the insullation below the trailer. Awesome work Paul!

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    Default Re: Today's mobile home cut-out...

    I think I got the queen, but not totally sure. A big cluster of them broke from the hive when I got out the vac and hung from a frame. I sucked it up first. I am pretty sure the queen had something to do with it. When I dumped them from my vac into the hive box, they overflowed like that in the picture, and slowly made their way into the hive. I'll check them in a few days.

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    Default Re: Today's mobile home cut-out...

    Amazingly gentle bees too, I might add. No stings and zero head butts. I suspect they are escapees. Not at all like my temperamental ferals.

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    Default Re: Today's mobile home cut-out...

    How do you keep your bee jacket so clean?
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

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    Smile Re: Today's mobile home cut-out...

    Ha! That's actually a new jacket and pants. But I do wash them an awful lot.

    My full suit is permanently stained.

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