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    Default Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!

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    Video speaks for itself.

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    Thanks for taking the time to video I enjoyed watching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to video I enjoyed watching!
    Amk, you are more than welcome! And positive comments are always welcomed! Never are negative comments allowed and will result in the immediate blocking of your accounts!

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    That is a VERY COOL video, thanks so much for sharing.
    Some days it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogback Honey View Post
    That is a VERY COOL video, thanks so much for sharing.
    Thanks!

    But I just have to know, would you have used the vacuum at that point or smoke them?
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    I’m attempting a forced abscond from a hole in a pine tree. I won’t be able to get comb out would you recommend I get some brood from one of my hives and stage box next to entrance or just put the box with empty frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatBeek View Post
    Thanks!

    But I just have to know, would you have used the vacuum at that point or smoke them?
    Sorry, but I'm too much of a novice to give you an informed opinion. I've NEVER collected an open swarm, let alone a cut out. I think you did the right thing, at least from the video it looks like you did. Patience pays off, looks like.
    Some days it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    I’m attempting a forced abscond from a hole in a pine tree. I won’t be able to get comb out would you recommend I get some brood from one of my hives and stage box next to entrance or just put the box with empty frames.
    Believe it or not I'm highly skeptical of doing force absconds. What I did inside that tree was not technically a force abscond because I had a lot of access to the inner core of the colony. If I were you, I would do a trap out. Here's a video of a tree trap out or two I recently set up.

    https://youtu.be/bDhJvoa-VPs

    https://youtu.be/K4S3-yPChyM
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    But yes, I would give them brood supplies, food supplies and eggs and larvae to get them off the ground properly and be able to build a new queen if they need to.
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    I watched another video of yours where you got some out of a wall. Trap outs I’ve done but I need these bees out in a day they are stinging people.

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    I like happy endings. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    I watched another video of yours where you got some out of a wall. Trap outs I’ve done but I need these bees out in a day they are stinging people.
    I hated that wall. That experience is one of the main reasons I hate doing forced absconds, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    I like happy endings. Thank you!
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    I guess you never can tell in videos but it seemed like it went pretty smoothly haha

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    Awesome vid Pat. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivej View Post
    Awesome vid Pat. Thanks!
    I'm so very happy to be able to entertain like this. However, my apologies for not including a "REUNITED" section in this video because I didn't use a vacuum cleaner this time around.
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    Thanks again for posting more videos Pat! I do a lot of bee trees myself, would you agree the bees aren't at all the dangerous part of the job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Drone View Post
    Thanks again for posting more videos Pat! I do a lot of bee trees myself, would you agree the bees aren't at all the dangerous part of the job?
    The bees are the easy part in these situations! You can hear it in my voice before I began sawing that I was not looking forward to that operation, and it was very difficult to do. Every inch of my clothing was totally drenched early on in this operation.....not by blood, LOL, but by sweat.
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    Got that right Pat I can surely relate to the drenching! The worst ones are the potential or inevitable roll overs, I use chains and a come along to try to hinder that fiasco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Drone View Post
    Got that right Pat I can surely relate to the drenching! The worst ones are the potential or inevitable roll overs, I use chains and a come along to try to hinder that fiasco.
    Yes and there were situations with cutting into that tree where it would have been very convenient to stand on top of it to get a better angle, but I wasn't going to even begin to attempt something so stupid.
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