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Well I really did it on purpose. I extracted some fall crop Saturday and put the extractor out today to see how many bees would find it. These are from a feral hive behind my office.



 

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Wow..with those whimpy arms of yours I'm surprised you have a hand crank extractor. :D
 

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They used to be whimpy. Now I eat 2 pounds of Nutra-Bee for breakfast every morning. My arms look like popeye's now. :D
 

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I always do that quite some distance from the house...usually behind the horse barn. Last year, I went to carry the extractor out and got a phone call. Put the extractor down in the driveway. By the time I got back to it, the driveway was clouded in bees. Really slowed down my son who was trying to tune up his car!
 

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I found I had to put the thing on its side or I had boocoo drowned bees in the little pool of honey that forms around the bottom edges.
 

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Oh I will. I am borrowing this one from a friend whose dad was a keeper. I like free, but I hate hand cranking. I plan on you hooking me up sometime next year.

And I want my extractor shipped with suspenders! :p:D
 

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That's a goog looking extractor.

Welcome to the forum Crawfish! Do you specialize in crawfish. Or do you back pedel when you get yelled at? :D

I could go for about 20lbs of boiled crawfish right now. yum!!
 

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I have found that a puddle of honey drowns bees also so I just sprinkle a little hay on the honey which usually results in very few dead bees.
 

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The first year I had my extractor I left it out for the bees to clean. The next day there were about 200 dead bees in the bottom. That was the last time I did that.

-T
 
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