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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by mywaynow, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. firebroad

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    Time for chemical warfare?<>

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  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I've really enjoyed reading your battle tales, here. But at this point, you've probably done all I would do. First frost is coming soon. I'd wait until some frozen morning to clean them out, dump it all in the fire pit, and have a nice little campfire.
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  3. mywaynow

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    I would be fine with that but for the fact it would render the hive useless. My goal is to get honey bees in there again some day. It took to darn long to build!
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    That is a good perspective. However, my inner voice that I can't control is telling me "don't let'm beat you". So I probably will have another go at'm.
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    Thinking back to what I originally said, you may do well to get them before frost. IIRC, the queen will leave the hive before first frost, and take up nest under ground or under the bark of a tree. She is probably already out scouting and preparing for this. The workers stay with the hive and die, their life is just one season. If you don't get that queen while she's in the hive, then she'll be back to build a new colony next year.
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  6. mywaynow

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    hive1.jpg hive2.jpg It's over Johnny.

    Vac attack and cold weather makes me the winner. There was about 50 survivors in the hive. Never saw the queen, though I don't think she survived the event. Many dead ones in the bottom of the hive. I am thinking the propane gas may have done them in (see earlier post). Amazing looking hive they made.
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  7. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Crike!
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    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Thats an intense wasp nest there! Its amazing how fast those critters can build something.
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    Holy Moley!!
    Mywaynow, you are the Man!

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