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Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« on: February 03, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »
The Street Department found bees in an old Maple by the town cemetery and call me.  Luckily, the first chain saw cut was just above the stores of capped honey.  A rope was tied and another cut was made a little over two feet below the first cut.  I took the section of tree home, stood it up and covered the top and side with old tarp pieces.  The section of tree was actually two times bigger but the other two thirds fell apart on the ground from being rotten.  Hopefully they make it till March!
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 04:28:11 PM »
Thanks for posting.

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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 04:44:30 PM »
Nice tree for sure. Better put some kind of insulation on the top of them for the winter. I would use a piece of plywood myself, the tarp is not much insulation and could let it sweat and drip back in on the bees.
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 04:50:52 PM »
Very nice Dave!
How cold was it when this all took place?
I also see you have a lot more hives than I remember  :), and I don't think I saw a single TBH?
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 07:53:36 PM »
dave, very cool, thank you for sharing the video...........also, enjoyed the music! 

good luck, and like g3 said, maybe ditch the tarp for some plywood or cut some pink stuff to fit in on top with a chunk of plywood over.  he's probably right on about the tarp dripping back down on them.  what are your temps?
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 07:28:40 AM »
Nice tree for sure. Better put some kind of insulation on the top of them for the winter. I would use a piece of plywood myself, the tarp is not much insulation and could let it sweat and drip back in on the bees.

Good point G.  I didn't even stop to think about that....

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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 07:30:02 AM »
Very nice Dave!
How cold was it when this all took place?
I also see you have a lot more hives than I remember  :), and I don't think I saw a single TBH?

Hi Perry! I do have a few more hives.  I have one top bar left.  I sold the other two.  I am starting to change my mind on tbh's.  No very much honey production and constantly running the mice out of them.

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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 07:31:16 AM »
dave, very cool, thank you for sharing the video...........also, enjoyed the music! 

good luck, and like g3 said, maybe ditch the tarp for some plywood or cut some pink stuff to fit in on top with a chunk of plywood over.  he's probably right on about the tarp dripping back down on them.  what are your temps?

Thanks River!  Forgot to reply about temps when Perry asked.  It was in the 30's.  They were moving slow but still angry, ha!
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 12:59:18 AM »
Thanks for video.  Very nice.

I think I would be tempted to put a board on top with a central hole. Above the hole could go a bottomless hive of drawn comb. I would hope that the colony would move up.
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2017, 12:22:05 AM »
cool stuff, thanks for posting the vid!
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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 10:32:38 AM »
Thanks for video.  Very nice.

I think I would be tempted to put a board on top with a central hole. Above the hole could go a bottomless hive of drawn comb. I would hope that the colony would move up.

That's an excellent idea Barbarian.  I hadn't thought of that.  Would save me considerable time in transferring over....

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Re: Blueblood's First Bee Tree of 2017
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 03:39:16 AM »
Excellent video! Thanks for sharing.  I am a bit jealous...

 

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