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A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:03:23 pm »
Would this truck belong to anyone on this forum?



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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 08:45:35 pm »
Good Night Nurse! Something very wrong here! Is this truck abandoned?
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 08:55:47 pm »
Good Night Nurse! Something very wrong here! Is this truck abandoned?

If it wasn't, it probably was shortly after the pic was taken!   ;D
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 09:28:11 pm »
Not right. >:( :sad:
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 09:44:40 pm »
Apparently there were 408 hives and an irresistible impulse to swarm.
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 11:51:15 pm »
I think the truck belonged to a Russian beekeeper in California.

I'm not so sure who used to think they owned the bees, only to discover them missing.

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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 02:12:46 pm »
A bee-keeper's nightmare.

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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 10:11:34 pm »
Think he got his 6 frame average when moving onto almonds ;D
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 10:58:46 pm »
How would you even go about cleaning that bee mess up?
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 11:00:11 pm »
I'd call Perry.
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 11:22:11 pm »
Truth of it is.. is that Perry would probably show up. It would make one heck of a film.

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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 08:19:42 am »
Oh No!  The bees are supposed to be inside the hive bodies, not riding on the outside.  :o

Is it possible that one colony started the swarm signals and others followed because they were so close together?

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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 01:12:36 am »
Massif bearding if the bees were confined in the hives by entrence screens, most the hives would be dead due to excess heat.
If he started driving down the road slowly as the bees cooled off they would return to their hive. I would rather see that than atruck load of dead bees.

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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 06:20:59 am »
If I had been close I would have loaded up a truck with empty gear and set it out to catch all the wayward ones.

As funny as that looks, if it were any other form of livestock the owner/driver would probably be up on charges of neglect/abuse or some other fine. There is no excuse (in my mind anyway) for something like that, it's unacceptable.
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 05:30:25 pm »
What would happen if in the middle of teansporting bees your truck broke down? Or you got stoped at a boarder safty station. If the are confined into their hives theee is a good chance that they will over heat and die.i would rathwr see hives with the bees hanging on the out side like in the picture than hives with dead bees.
When ever we are transfering bees we should have a backup plan for the what if's. His was to remove the netting to alow the bees to vacate the hives so the bees remaining in the hives could cool the colony. Our bees beard on the front of the hives all the time and we think nothing of it.
A plane load of packages from newzeland died because of heat and bad circulation. Other plalets where stacket to close causing all the bees to over heat.
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 06:47:43 pm »
I have thought about some of what Apis said already. I mean look at the terrain behind the truck, it 'appears' to be pretty barren. I'm going to think that this truck did have a bee savvy driver and then broke down in the plains or desert highway somewhere.
 
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2017, 07:20:39 pm »
I suppose you might be right, but personally I would never be put in a position where that could happen. Another truck could be called or rented. I honestly don't believe that bees are given the same regard when it comes to their welfare as other "livestock".
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2017, 07:30:45 pm »
"I honestly don't believe that bees are given the same regard when it comes to their welfare as other "livestock"

 Ya, I would have to agree with that  :yes:
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2017, 09:27:57 pm »
I have had to make a quick trip to canadian tire to pick up a waterpump 10 minuts befor they closed and then drive out to douglas lake for a friend who was dead on the side of the road with 60 hives on the back.if i could not get a waterpump he still wanted me to come cause we would have to handbomb them off on the side of the road
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Re: A friend of a friend of a friend's bee truck ...
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2017, 09:58:37 pm »
Apis... Good Heavens!
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