dissecting an active bee hive just prior to the Swarm!
I went to visit an old friend yesterday because he did some electrical work at one of my listings and I was lucky enough to see his completion of a successful & odd event. This seemed so rare to me that I had to take some photo's of this event for our forum hoping some new members may join who have some additional knowledge for all of us .
A 10' tall Bee Hive was found in a tree on land/Tree that had to be cleared. My friend Wade (toughest [email protected]
I ever grew up with) made this successful effort to move the entire hive to his home, dissect the active hive to take the Queen Cells and load them into their own Hive Boxes, strap the cut tree holding the main hive to a tree in his backyard. He first drilled observation holes top/bottom of this huge tree to determine the top/bottom of the hive and honeycombs (it was a ten foot section of this tree), he smoked the hive then swiftly cut this 10' section by topping the tree and then strapping a block N tackle to the remaining top, making the lower cut and then slowly lowering the whole thing onto his pick up truck, he then drove it home and raised it back up and strapped it to an existing tree in his back yard, he then used a sawzall to dissect it enough to remove the Queen Cells at the top that he noticed when doing his observation holes, he took those queen cells and boxed them in Bee Boxes on his property, he now has multiple active hives with very happy bee's, happy plants, happy flowers who are eternally grateful for his incredible efforts and his [email protected]
GG Wade...well done!