Be careful where you store your supers
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  1. #1
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    Default Be careful where you store your supers

    I pulled all of my supers 2 weeks ago and as usual, I kept them in a corner of my garage that is really dark. Tonight, one of my kids opened the garage, forgot to close it and left all the lights on. I came home from work to find every bee from my 12 hives in the garage robbing me of honey. I have seen plenty of swarms but this was bigger than any I have ever seen. I safely stole back every one of the frames and only 2 bees made it into the house in the process. I believe I need to extract tomorrow....

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    I forgot and left one honey bound frame on my tailgate that was destined for the freezer. I was doing some cleanup before going over to the house and I heard the bees and thought what is all that humming. It dawned on me about the time I saw a small cloud of bees. It couldn't have been more than 20 minutes.

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    LOL, that is funny! They were only going to store it for you.
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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    I was lucky, they didn't get to much before I discovered the problem.

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    2 weeks? No hive beetle problems where you live, I assume.

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    No hive beetles yet but plenty of wax moths and of course varroa.

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    I forgot and left one honey bound frame on my tailgate that was destined for the freezer.
    Did the same thing today. Took two honey frames from a colony so I could add empty comb the queen needed. I set them on the picnic table "for a minute" while I put some things away. About an hour later the wife said "It's a good thing I didn't want to lay by the pool today. The bees are everywhere." Yep, I forgot all about the honey frames and there was a neighborhood bee picnic happening on the picnic table.

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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadeguppy View Post
    LOL, that is funny! They were only going to store it for you.
    They were just helping extract!
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    Default Re: Be careful where you store your supers

    My wife left our garage door open after we extracted and I came home to bees and ants everywhere just from the spillage that was still on the table and floor, couldn't have imagined what it would have looked like if the full supers were still in there lol

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