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Thursday, August 04, 2005

About the hive...

I just got a call answering all my questions about the hive. It has a deep styrofoam brood chamber, queen excluder and four honey supers. Apparently, the bees are Buckfast and quite docile, in his opinion. In case you're wondering, the bees I have had since June 8th are called Italians. Buckfast are actually a man-made cross breed. Right now I just have to rent a pick-up and head over there for the colony. My current idea is that I will be able to get there to remove them on Saturday or Sunday. This project will be tough though. The brood chameber weighs at least 70 pounds and each super weighs at least 40. That's 230 pounds! It's a backbreaking load so I'll have to dismantle a few supers untill I get them the 30 miles to the new location. It's times like this that I'll wish I had one of those fork lifts they use in those warehouse stores. In a couple days I'll be able to tell you if everything went off without a hitch or I just dropped 50,000 angry bees on myself and aquired numerous stings. Wish me luck for the first one...

2 Comments:

Blogger j00|{z said...

Luck! : )

8:46 AM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger FrankieMan said...

hey its frankie, and well, yeah, hi. i saw you at school, tho i only have one class with you. oh well, enjoy you pudding and the pencil over there.......

12:13 PM, August 05, 2005  

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