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Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:52:54 pm »
Here is a cut out that I did this morning. The tree company dropped a 100? tall pine tree that was struck by lightning several years ago and had a lot rot on the inside that the bees moved into. When they dropped the bottom third of the tree, the bees were really upset. One trimmer received over 20 stings.
I suspect the queen moved out of the hive and was in that cluster of bees that I dropped and put in the box.
I had to move the logs above and below the bee section to figure out where the rotted section was. Then I cut the log length wise and opened it up. That went surprisingly well. These bees were pretty pissy. I took a sting to my right cheek and lip as well as several to my hands and arms.  That is who I used the suit.
Something must have happened to this hive about 4 days ago. It had a lot of SHBs and was already slimed in some sections. We were not able to save any honey.
Here is the slide show that Wesley made up. The last picture is me blowing bees out of the hose and into Hive box.
Jim

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cg1dbhuaQHLW3NiYA
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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 01:02:32 am »
Jim was the colony lodged in like a narrow 'track' away from the core
of the log moreso than a rotted out circular hollow?

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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 10:20:50 am »
That was cool Jim, I enjoyed the photos.

 Thanks for sharing.



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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 11:04:48 pm »
Jim was the colony lodged in like a narrow 'track' away from the core
of the log moreso than a rotted out circular hollow?

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The rot was on one side of the tree. It was caused by the lightning. The core of the tree was pretty much in tact. There was not a large area inside. It was about 6? long.
Jim

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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 12:38:05 am »
Jim was the colony lodged in like a narrow 'track' away from the core
of the log moreso than a rotted out circular hollow?

Bill
The rot was on one side of the tree. It was caused by the lightning. The core of the tree was pretty much in tact. There was not a large area inside. It was about 6? long.
Jim
Thankyou Jim, I thought as much... nice work, and so I add;

For those new to log extractions - or intending to take one on -  take note
of the positioning of Jim's cuts. Those positions are (I hope) not accidental
nor "sheer luck" in lining the extents of the colony, this is "mapping" well
displayed, a skill learnt. The outcome noteworthy because of the degree of
difficulty in the void being long and "skinny", not long and fat round.
In the hundreds I have completed I only ever come accross a similar "strike"
once, and I admit I stuffed that job up humongously!
I have recently viewed a video put up by another Aussie citing a success for
an old strike extraction. No way... it was Bl00dy murder incarnate buuut "I got
lots of honeycomb out, woohoo!!"... he boasts. Amateurs..!!. sheeesh. :-((

There are a number of methods to determine where to place your cuts - but
whichever is used the accuracy is crucial to a successful extraction with
 minimum loss and/or brood disturbance, not forgetting the mess honey
spillage makes.
The prime element in making cuts is to recognise when you have it wrong.
Stopping the saw on seeing wax/propolis or worse, bee products, running
on the bar is essential. Your 'job' is to rescue, not slaughter.

Make safe not waste,

Bill

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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 08:17:54 am »
Thanks Bill,
The important thing is to see what the rot is doing above and below the hive. The area below the hive was full of soft wood but you can see where it is at. The area above was much smaller. That is why, after I cut the wedge that I had to cut across the top to release it. I cut short sections off until I felt it release.
Jim

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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 06:30:40 pm »
Thanks Bill,
The important thing is to see what the rot is doing above and below the hive. The area below the hive was full of soft wood but you can see where it is at. The area above was much smaller. That is why, after I cut the wedge that I had to cut across the top to release it. I cut short sections off until I felt it release.
Jim

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Re: Tree cut out in The Woods Subdivision.
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 11:34:22 pm »
This was an excellent job!! Bill your commentary about the methods seemed to be right on the spot..  Made scene to me. I take it as good  advise...  Thanks, Phillip Hall
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