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Jonr1222
07-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Hi I'm super new to beekeeping I've decided to start this journey only a few hours ago I'm a landscaper there is a bee hive on a project I'm on and it will be destroyed I think it would be pretty cool to try beekeeping and this is the perfect opportunity but I need help on how do I get the bees out of the rock do I just go in break off the hive and toss it in a bucket and hope most of the bees follow?

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Better make sure their not yellow jackets !!! Most honey bees don't go into the ground. Of course it's probably possible??? Good luck, and let us know how it works out... Rich

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Say post some pics, if you can... Rich

Jonr1222
07-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Say post some pics, if you can... Rich I'll do that in a bit but starting to seem like I won't get into it at this time for one I can't seem to find a local store selling any bee keeping supplies I don't have the technical skills to build a hive and I've reached out to a bunch of keepers I found in the phone book the only guy that seems like he would help me out in sourcing stuff his wife said he is to sick to answer me right now so nothing much I can do with out having a hive box right?

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Simple to build, all ya need is a skill saw, some scrap plywood, nails and glue, and some frames. Plans are online and easy to find with any search. 1 day, and you got hive ready for bees. Where are you located, it's not listed in your profile, and would aid in getting best replies to any questions. Also, some of these folks here are passionate about helping new or aspiring beeks out. And if your close to them, most will help in any way they can.

Jonr1222
07-12-2019, 12:14 PM
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Can't upload vids it seems but that's them right there I think have like 3 stacks of comb

Jonr1222
07-12-2019, 12:15 PM
I'm in Barbados zero access to skills saw

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Also, look online search for bee keeping clubs in your area. Best way to start out is there. Someone in the club will most likely help you locally with anything related to bees. Supplies,education, experience, and helping you get your first bees !!! Not hard to do, and fun, educational. Let me know if I can help. 2nd year beek myself, and loving it. Also, the honey, and byproducts are awsome... Rich

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Hand saw works well also...

Jonr1222
07-12-2019, 12:23 PM
I saw some plans alot simpler than I originally thou but that paper thing in the frames do I absolutely need those?

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 02:39 PM
It's called foundation. It's nice to have, but using a starter strip works well just keep hive level, so they draw comb out straight. And feed the bees once hives with 1 to 1 sugar water. Good luck and happy beekeeping !!!

Richinbama
07-12-2019, 02:40 PM
Alao, do allot of reading on beekeeping . Also, tons of info here. Folks will answer questions to help you along..