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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
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    Default Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    Well I left the two wet supers and the extractor on the front porch of the cabin. Woke up this morning to a tornado of hungry bees! Short video below, I really can't believe how many bees were there. The video doesn't do it justice. We only have 10 hives. Lesson learned! It was a cool experience though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEPGs...ature=youtu.be

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Starkville, MS
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    Default Re: Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    LOL, I did that earlier this year, but I did do it on purpose. Wanred to let the ladies clean them up before sticking them in the freezer. It is a cool sight.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    thats a good way to spread AFB to all your hives and all you neighbors.

  4. #4
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    Utica, NY
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    Default Re: Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    Assuming the hive he took the honey from had AFB to start with. I wouldn't make that assumption.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  5. #5
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    Apr 2012
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    Mendham, NJ
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    Default Re: Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    better safe then sorry, I've heard of many cases in which this exact process infected 1/2 a county of hives

  6. #6
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    Flora,IL
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    Default Re: Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    the standard method of frame cleanup is let the bees do it..... I might hesitate in areas of huge beeyards, but I have been and know a lot of people who have been doing it for 20 years or better.

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