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'Tree' Bees

Discussion in 'Bees and Beekeeping' started by TexasLisa, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 4, 2019
    Beekissed

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    LG, I think this is going to be a little different than capturing a swarm...the way it sounds, this is a well established hive in this tree. They'll be a lot more touchy and the removal will much more tough than capturing a swarm, I do believe. It will take someone very experienced in this to get the bees and also the queen, while also getting all the brood comb.
     
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    True. But, I did find this video interesting.
     
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    TexasLisa

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    Thanks LG! I found the video interesting. Anything to do with bees is fascinating.
     
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    I find ALL of that extremely interesting, which is why I subscribe to the DirtRooster channel on YT. He and a couple of his friends compete in friendly ways on removals and some times they help one another with removals. I love his humor and all his adventures.

    Some of the hives and loads of honey he finds on these removals and he's charging for these, no doubt, so he gets paid for free bees and honey!!! :th
     
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    We need close up pics of the tree bees -:lol
     
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    CrealCritter, that is easy for you to say! The tree is on our property BUT on the fence line. The opening is facing the neighbor's property.

    I will see what I can do. If my next post is mumbojumbo, you know what happened. :lol:
     
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    Below are two pictures of the Bee Tree and kinda/sorta the Bee Hollow. I did try to get a closeup of the bees. I tried to climb the fence, but it is taller than me (I am 5'1"). So I went under the fence between two big mounds of fire ants. 80 degrees here and the bees are swarming all over the place! I will try to get a close up once it cools down. Ken and I have been dying to see the front of it.

    The red circle is where the bees are crawling/flying in and out.

    Bee Tree 4-4-19.jpg Bee hollow_LI.jpg
     

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    So what's wrong with leaving them where they are and harvesting honeycombs later?
     
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    The tree is slowly breaking its branches and falling apart. Eventually it will have to come down
     

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