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Monday, August 03, 2009

Preview of Coming Attractions

Today I got a call from a man whose friend is in the tree cutting business. Ed, the tree cutter, had cut a tree that had a beehive in it. He kept the section with the hive in it because he didn't want to condemn the bees to the shredder. It's in the back of his pickup.

He called to see if I wanted to come to get the bees. I am without a clue.

I posted on Beemaster and the people there who are always helpful, led me to a slideshow of how to remove bees from a tree, but to do it, I'll need to get the tree cut open. My friend Derrick said he could do it this weekend, but I may have to get this accomplished before then.

I also called my mentor, Cindy Bee. She called me back from EAS (I am so envious - I'd love to be there) and she suggested that I ask the guy if he would bring the cut tree trunk to my backyard. She then gave me great directions as to what to do once the trunk is in my yard. It involves a plywood base to set the trunk on, more plywood at the top to serve to hold a hive box and then an enticing hive box for the bees to move up into over the winter.

This sounds like fun. I hope I can talk him into driving it over to my house *(about 2 blocks from where the truck with the bees is parked). I have an extra veil, gloves and a bee suit, so we'll see and I'll report back with pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it will be quite an adventure. Good luck!

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