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2013-05-05 05:52:39 PM
Surprisingly appropriate story coming out of the beehive state.
 
2013-05-05 06:06:47 PM
more like the Utah Jazz state
 
2013-05-05 06:47:07 PM
Stupid bees, it's supposed to be one male to many females in Utah, not the other way around.
 
2013-05-05 06:50:21 PM
This is why if you have a problem with bees at your home, call a beekeeper. They would love to come and take away your bees. Free bees!
 
2013-05-05 06:51:09 PM
60, 000 bees? that sounds like an average hive

/noooo, not the bees!
 
2013-05-05 06:51:38 PM
"SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.
 
2013-05-05 06:54:02 PM
honey.  ordinary honey.
 
2013-05-05 06:54:42 PM

ISO15693: "SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.


pet peve?

LOL amirite?
 
2013-05-05 06:54:46 PM

LarryDan43: Stupid bees, it's supposed to be one male to many females in Utah, not the other way around.


Worker bees are female too.
 
2013-05-05 06:56:47 PM
Hive collapse: all the slave bees are tired of your shiat and have run away to live in a commune in Utah.
 
2013-05-05 06:59:49 PM
Don't worry BEEEE happy!
 
2013-05-05 07:02:46 PM
The bees are tired of the high income tax the humans have imposed on them.  They're going Galt.
 
2013-05-05 07:04:19 PM

StopLurkListen: This is why if you have a problem with bees at your home, call a beekeeper. They would love to come and take away your bees. Free bees!


That's what I would expect.  The homeowner got shafted by having to pay the hive supplier $600 to give him a ginormous working hive, with a producing queen included.  That's potentially worth even more than the value of the hive.
 
2013-05-05 07:05:57 PM
The bill?

How much is this guy going to make off of the bees/honey? I bet he can make more than $600.

Not that he should do it for "free" necessarily, but if he profits off of the bees, I think the homeowners should get a discount (or no bill at all).
 
2013-05-05 07:12:57 PM

ISO15693: Good grief.


Two runs scored! Now we're behind again!
 
2013-05-05 07:13:46 PM
Beekeeper here. I'll collect swarms for free, if I don't have to travel far.

Hive removals like this are another matter entirely. Carpentry work on a ladder surrounded by 15 pounds of defensive stinging insects I don't do for free.
 
2013-05-05 07:15:08 PM

ISO15693: "SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.


Yeah, I came here to say this... What the fark is up with people nowadays  are there NO editor anymore, or all they all just mentally retarded?
 
2013-05-05 07:16:37 PM

Oblio13: Beekeeper here. I'll collect swarms for free, if I don't have to travel far.

Hive removals like this are another matter entirely. Carpentry work on a ladder surrounded by 15 pounds of defensive stinging insects I don't do for free.


$600 isn't that bad of a price, really... Yeah, the guy gets to make money off of the bees, but he's still providing a service, one that very few non-professionals can do correctly and safely.
 
2013-05-05 07:18:13 PM
"The job took six hours. At $100 an hour, the bill came to $600."
 
2013-05-05 07:22:17 PM
Incidentally, for that price, I'd have told the guy to build a hive on the back side of the property.
 
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2013-05-05 07:24:20 PM
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heh that look on his face is priceless. definitely caption worthy.
 
2013-05-05 07:45:32 PM
I've done a bit of research.  The beekeeper exposing the bees to smoke causes them to eat all the honey they can hold.  They don't sting afterwards because they're full and can't bend themselves so they can sting you.  Doesn't the notion of extreme hunger after breathing in smoke sound familiar to you?  It makes me wonder what exactly the beekeepers are burning in those little smoke making things they use on the bees.
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2013-05-05 07:46:25 PM

Mikey1969: ISO15693: "SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.

Yeah, I came here to say this... What the fark is up with people nowadays  are there NO editor anymore, or all they all just mentally retarded?


editors*

/ had too
 
2013-05-05 07:51:38 PM

HotWingAgenda: That's what I would expect. The homeowner got shafted by having to pay the hive supplier $600 to give him a ginormous working hive, with a producing queen included. That's potentially worth even more than the value of the hive.


Not even close.  I used to do removals, and what I always told people was that sometimes I'd get bees, most of the time I'd get some comb, and invariably I'd get stung.  A swarm hanging on a branch is in the best mood ever.  It's like a road trip party where everyone is in a good mood.  An established colony with stores and brood to defend is a different creature, one you figure out a a plan of attack on, come prepared and ready to do hard, hot work while the bees object using their pointy ends to let  you know they don't approve of you destroying their work.
 
2013-05-05 07:52:40 PM
FTFA: "It's the biggest one I've ever seen," he said. "I've never seen one that big."

Say again?
 
2013-05-05 07:56:43 PM

StopLurkListen: This is why if you have a problem with bees at your home, call a beekeeper. They would love to come and take away your bees. Free bees!


First rule of beekeeping:  Finders, keepers.
Coincidentally, also the first rule of Vikings.

Vikings and beekeepers, Vikings and beekeepers! Vikings and beekeepers!

I will never be able to hear The Ride of the Valkeries again without immediately thinking of that sketch.
 
2013-05-05 08:01:29 PM

ISO15693: "SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.


Who ever heard of a spelling eave?
 
2013-05-05 08:04:14 PM
"Bertagnolli reassembled the hive in a yard of his North Ogden home, while saving some of the honeycomb for candles and lotions at his store. He left other honeycombs for the cabin owners to chew on."

I'm confused... Bachman was the one that came and took the bee's and Bertagnoli was the cabin owner.  Why would they say the cabin owner is leaving something for the cabin owners?? About the middle of the article it's almost if they were quoting the wrong person.   Did they really just quote random homeowner about different types of bees, instead of the beekeeper?

/tons of fail in that article
 
2013-05-05 08:04:41 PM
Looks like Mormon bees have large families, too.
 
2013-05-05 08:04:43 PM

Skr: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x450]
heh that look on his face is priceless. definitely caption worthy.


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2013-05-05 08:12:33 PM
The beekeeper has a GoPro?  Is his job that exciting?
 
2013-05-05 08:16:16 PM

Smidge204: Skr: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x450]
heh that look on his face is priceless. definitely caption worthy.











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5 for 5 nice work
 
2013-05-05 08:34:06 PM

bugmn99: "The job took six hours. At $100 an hour, the bill came to $600."


Ha! I know where did they learn math?
 
2013-05-05 08:52:24 PM

HotWingAgenda: StopLurkListen: This is why if you have a problem with bees at your home, call a beekeeper. They would love to come and take away your bees. Free bees!

That's what I would expect.  The homeowner got shafted by having to pay the hive supplier $600 to give him a ginormous working hive, with a producing queen included.  That's potentially worth even more than the value of the hive.


Yeah, but he had to get up onto a tall ladder and pull open the roof, wrapped up head to toe in a suit in the Utah climate with his equipment while facing down hundreds of thousands of irate stinging insects. Then he had to truck them all back to his place. Besides, he let the owners keep some of the comb, they charge through the nose for that stuff around my house.

I recall reading that while beekeepers are always happy to get a new queen to freshen up their breeding stock, they still have to refine the strain so that their bees will produce enough honey to be economically viable. It's like the difference between Queen Anne's lace and cultivated carrots.

Also, those picture captions were very lol worthy, well played.
 
2013-05-05 08:52:54 PM
Billed?

Just put it on craigslist. "Free bees. Pick up only."
 
2013-05-05 09:18:58 PM

nytmare: Just put it on craigslist. "Free bees. Pick up only."


If you can find the queen you can take them all, hive them, and you just saved about $300 versus buying your queen and workers from a supply house...
 
2013-05-05 09:21:32 PM

LarryDan43: Stupid bees, it's supposed to be one male to many females in Utah, not the other way around.


Uh, dude, bees are almost ALL females. The males live long enough to mate once, their testes explode after to seal the young queen's vag, and then they bleed out.

All the workers? Sterile females.
 
2013-05-05 10:19:16 PM

doglover: All the workers? Sterile females.


A perfect world...
 
2013-05-05 10:40:13 PM
 
2013-05-05 10:47:23 PM
Honey bees? Even with that many of them, the "Scary" tag might be an exaggeration. Unless you're allergic. But still, they're a pretty peaceful lot.

/Not like they're wasps or something.
//Glad they were successfully relocated.
 
2013-05-05 10:54:41 PM
How very cool!
This is 30 minutes away from me.  ROAD TRIP ON MY LUNCH HOUR
 
2013-05-05 11:48:55 PM

puffy999: doglover: All the workers? Sterile females.

A perfect world...


I'm buzzin' off just thinkin' about it.

/honey all over the sheets
 
2013-05-06 12:00:20 AM
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2013-05-06 12:30:59 AM
Utah problems.
 
2013-05-06 12:44:37 AM

HotWingAgenda: StopLurkListen: This is why if you have a problem with bees at your home, call a beekeeper. They would love to come and take away your bees. Free bees!

That's what I would expect.  The homeowner got shafted by having to pay the hive supplier $600 to give him a ginormous working hive, with a producing queen included.  That's potentially worth even more than the value of the hive.


thanks, i was wondering about that.
 
2013-05-06 03:08:16 AM
I found a honeybee inside the house today and gently forced it out. I guessed it was lost.

Also: I have a yellowjacket problem. We have a shed and each year they establish a new hive in it. The hives are generally tiny, but there are many old dead hives inside the shed along with what I presume is the active one. I noticed two wasps are constantly above the doorway to the shed and figure they're guards. But the thing is, is there something I could use that would simply fill the shed with a toxic cloud and kill them? I don't want to foam down every one of the visible hives because most are just leftovers, and i'm afraid that amongst all the stuff stoored in the attic of the shed, there might be one of those basketball sized hives there, so if i go up there and disturb the wrong thing, nasty surprise with no ladder down.
 
2013-05-06 03:37:33 AM
Question 1 - How was that roof not dripping honey with a hive that big inside?

Question 2 - For all the apiarists in this thread, is there any sense whatsoever in the vegan anti-honey position?
 
2013-05-06 04:03:58 AM

Nogale: Question 2 - For all the apiarists in this thread, is there any sense whatsoever in the vegan anti-honey position?


I think you're asking the wrong person. Would you ask a rancher why you shouldn't eat steak, or a chicken farmer why you shouldn't eat eggs? A dairy farmer why you shouldn't drink milk? Even if they knew the answer, they would probably feign ignorance.

Having said that, I think the idea behind that concept is that you're somehow taking away the honey that the bees made for themselves, therefore resulting in forced labor by something that can barely be considered to have a brain.

I have no idea what you're talking about so here's B.B. King, Bert, Big Bird, Baby Bear, Benny Rabbit, and lots more B's.

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2013-05-06 06:53:27 AM

ISO15693: "SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed - a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley.  "

It is spelled "eave"

Good grief.


Illiterate journalists, non-existent editors.
 
2013-05-06 02:23:50 PM

PaLarkin: I've done a bit of research.  The beekeeper exposing the bees to smoke causes them to eat all the honey they can hold.  They don't sting afterwards because they're full and can't bend themselves so they can sting you.  Doesn't the notion of extreme hunger after breathing in smoke sound familiar to you?  It makes me wonder what exactly the beekeepers are burning in those little smoke making things they use on the bees.
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Mostly pine straw, also known as pine needles.

/used to keep 6 hives.
 
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