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    Default Proud of myself

    Got the call to remove 'Bees' from an unused chicken coop that was going into service. Sounded sketchy but the people are good friends. It was a nest of bombus ternarius in the floor. Best guess from book anyway and bumble distribution. I actually thought it looked more like one from California and Mexico, but that is not likely.

    After moving the sheet of plywood they were under, I scooped the nest out mostly intact and put it in bale twine box, taped it mostly shut and gave them some time till dusk. I then closed them up and relocated them to a shaded and abandoned haystack. I was suited up, but never even threatened.

    Now wasps or hornets would have gotten a flamethrower if practical but bumbles are good people and anyone getting a chance to help them out should know how easy and painfree it is.

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    Default Re: Proud of myself

    > I was suited up, but never even threatened.

    I just moved some yesterday as well. Same experience. Not even a head butt. I just scooped them up with a shovel and took them somewhere else where they weren't in the way. I was suited up, of course, but I could have gotten away without it, as it turns out.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Proud of myself

    I wouldn't mind tending bumble bees. I see very few in my area. Yet to see any this year. On my trip out to Cal I loved seeing all the bumble bees at Golden Gate Park. On one particular flowering shrub I saw hundreds of them, more bumbles than honey bees. If anyone ever called me about removing, I would bring them home.
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Proud of myself

    My first bees were bumbles until my mother made me move the little box I had them in away from the house; and then in the manner of 8 year olds I forgot them. They are really mild little creatures.

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