Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A First For Me

Last Friday(5-7-2010) & Saturday I tried something for the first time. I removed a beehive from a wall in a church about an hour south of where I live. It took me two days, and help from my wife, my son, and the deacon, but I think it was a success. Now for the amazing part: I got one sting. My wife got one sting. My son got two stings. That's all! This colony was in the wall of a bathroom in a church that was built back in the late 1800s. The bees had been there for several years. The hive was about 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide, and six inches deep. I harvested some honey and was able to keep some to give back to the bees that I moved to one of my top bar hives. As promised, I now have pics and video.




  1. I'm happy to see that you are using top bar hives! Cut outs are always fun never the same twice :)

  2. I'm in Tuscaloosa and would love to meet with you to talk about natural bee keeping. Can you contact me at rchrd.evans at gmail dot com?


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