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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?

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

    This makes one wonder what we can learn from bees moving into private property. An insulated mobile home. Designing the next generation bee homes should take this type of insulation into account. What say you?

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

    Nice photos. Guess it's time to feed, feed, feed! Congratulations on the successful cutout!
    "Sometimes the best action is no action at all."
    Started 2011, 3-10 frame hives; 2016, 53-8 frame hives.

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