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  1. #1
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    Default First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Biggest cutout I've done
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    Enough comb to fill 2 boxes
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    Biggest comb I've seen in person.
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    I vacuumed a hive body full with bees and planned to come back the next day to figure out my next steps. The bees already had a plan. They had moved out of the house and into a bush a few feet away about a foot off the ground. Treated them like a swam and let them march into the hive body I brought. There were enough bees to fill it.

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    Default Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Those are awesome pictures, thanks for posting them. Good luck.

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    Smile Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Quote Originally Posted by debtfreedave View Post
    Biggest cutout I've done
    100_1444.jpg

    Enough comb to fill 2 boxes
    100_1445.jpg

    Biggest comb I've seen in person.
    100_1450.jpg

    I vacuumed a hive body full with bees and planned to come back the next day to figure out my next steps. The bees already had a plan. They had moved out of the house and into a bush a few feet away about a foot off the ground. Treated them like a swam and let them march into the hive body I brought. There were enough bees to fill it.
    nice job, that some serious comb there

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    Default Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    So you didn't find the queen I take it? Sounds like she moved out to the bush and the rest followed. I'm sure she's in the hive now. Great looking brood pattern.

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    Thumbs Up Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Thanks for sharing Dave!

    I have respect for someone called "debtfreedave".......
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Mr. Beeman, I did not find the queen the first time out. Based on the calm demeanor of the swarm and how they went into the box I agree with you that I missed her in the vacuuming and she moved out taking the remaining bees with her. It was for the best. I had originally planned to go back and kill the remaining bees the next day that were left in the eave so the homeowner could repair and seal it.

    Lburou, I'm a big Dave Ramsey Financial Peace follower. But that's another thread...

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    Default Re: First cutout of 2013 with pics

    Nice job. Nothing like getting paid to get more bees. I hope you did get paid.

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