PART 2 of the hive removal. Here you can see Ernie carrying one of the sheets of hive to the table. LOOK at the honey dripping from the top.
When we relocate the bees we put them into a hive box. The hive box has these frames (usually 10 to a box). Normally the bees would just build onto the frames. But since they already had such wonderful comb and put so much hard work into it, we saved it. Here you can see Ernie is cutting it to fit into the frame. And then using the rubber bands to help hold it into place.
It seemed like this hive went on and on and on… Ernie kept walking out with more comb.
Again… I am sorry there are so many pictures, but it was just so fascinating.
So, Part III coming soon.
If you missed Part I here is the link.
Pictures can say a thousand words.. so I don’t have to