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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have been offered two hives. One is living in the hollow section of a downed tree that has already been cut into a log and the other is in an old steel belted tire. I have done a couple of cut outs at this point and was wondering if anyone had advice about the best tool to cut open the tire...
  2. Bee Forum
    The comb may contain brood and honey necessary to start off the hive, but I am worried that the bees may ignore the frames. I just got the cut-out yesterday, so should I wait? How long should I keep it in there for for them to start off the hive healthily but to prevent them from expanding on...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    After Hurricane Irene visited, this tree left an entire neighborhood without power. The tree was on the lines. Typically, we will not remove bees after fall flow starts, in these parts, they will not have enough time to recover before winter. So far so good. Enjoy! :popcorn: #49 this year...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I am halfway through a cut out of a good sized hive in the ceiling of a utility room. I have the drywall ceiling removed and the bottom of the hive exposed. Yesterday, I removed all the honey comb store, and now the next step will be to remove the thick black brood comb. It is about 9 feet up...
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