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Offline Dryhole

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Oil tank hive
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:46:05 pm »
I?ve had a hive in a oil tank in our equipment yard on and off for a few years. We had a bee guy come out and he left a box. I?ve been getting more and more interested in getting them out after reading some books and watching some videos I decided I would try to move them to the box. I found hat and vail on the side of the hwy, I had to do a pump job at a beer keepers house he gave me a smoker and even took me out with him to collect honey with him. I decided to tear the tank open and try to move them into the hive, here are some pics.

I got the broods and placed them in the box in between frames and put some honey frames in the top box in between frames also. My concern is I didn?t see a queen and only a queen cell. What are the odds of the hive surviving? There is cotton fields in bloom near by but they?ll be defoliating the Field in the next month or so, I plan to move them to my house a few miles away.


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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 06:20:35 pm »
Well good job. Time will tell.

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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 09:54:26 pm »
These bees are hard workers!! There is a lot of new comb! As jtc said, time will tell. Good job! Also welcome to beemaster....
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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 07:50:21 pm »
Good job, especially being the first cutout. That is a tough cutout.
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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 11:41:44 pm »
Dryhole, how are the bees now? All good?
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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 06:43:59 am »
Dryhole has not been signed in since July 29. Hopefully he will check in soon.
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Re: Oil tank hive
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 01:37:06 am »
Dryhole has not been signed in since July 29. Hopefully he will check in soon.
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Thanks Jim, Yes hopefully he will stay tuned. He is an industrious fellow and a hard worker I was impressed with the work he did on that oil tank!
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Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 
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