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  1. #1
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    Default Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/utah-cabin-had...180046644.html

    I wish I could get a split out of those guys.


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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    Good example of how they like to have brood nearest the entrance, and honey at the back. Also, how if they can they'll start near the entrance, and from there expand back, in this case upwards.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    And amazing how straight the build the comb without foundation!

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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    12'x4'x16" Yeah...right

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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rbees View Post
    12'x4'x16" Yeah...right
    I'd say closer to 7'x2'x4"...... 15lbs of bees though, not too shabby, just wish they'd bother to bring a tape measure.....
    Last edited by praxis178; 05-06-2013 at 04:20 AM. Reason: additional info

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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    Nice looking hive. Someone was WAY off on the measurements for sure.
    More like 7' long, 14 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" thick.

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    Default Re: Massive feral hive found in Utah cabin 12'x4'x16"!!

    Yea just about all established colonies in house walls are that size. 96x14x4 inches give or take a few. All of them i've cutout were within the 3500 to 4500 cubic inch range.
    Don't laugh it's paid for. -- Manure draws more flies than honey.

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