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  2. Hey Vulgaris! Not sure about drone production yet
  3. Such a beautiful species. I have noticed they are very abundant in my area in 2017, moreso than other years
  4. Excellent photos! The hives look very healthy. Do you know if any drones are produced at this time of year ?
  5. Here is another one I almost forgot about. We again had a European hornet nest but this time could not find the nest but saw the huge wasps flying about and here are some pics of a male European hornet from last year. I brought the huge wasp into my room and to keep him still while I took pics I fed him some honey which he lapped up very quickly. One of the best things about male wasps and bees is they have no sting and that makes a perfect opportunity to handle a bee or wasp without fear of getting stung. Regards, Michael
  6. Hello fellow wasp and bee folks, Sorry I have not posted in a long time as there has not been much in terms of bees and wasps but I got some pics of the first beehive inspection of the 2018 season. All 8 hives made it thru but one was about dead due to lack of food and tracheal mites but I have since turned that hive around and they are doing well. The colonies inside the horizontal hives still have a lot of honey left and some of it is crystallized. Right now the pollen they are gathering is from maples and spotted purple dead nettle Regards, Michael
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  8. Hi guys its been a while since I last visit VL, was having trouble with the authorities in my country before. It was nice to see the site is still up. Cheers! Regards to VL family!
  9. Hey Hornissen, this is a great setup. Just curious, why does each hive have a ramp ?
  10. Combs came out relatively whole for being soggy! also I did not see much resistance after pouring the water.
  11. Very cool! It looks like Vespa orientalis is a huge scavenger in that area.
  12. From the videos it looks like they were successful! Bumble nests without covering insulation seem to always build the wax canopy.
  13. Those are such a cool species I like how big they get as well. The nest grew to be very large and I have videos on my channel too
  14. I was able to observe this species in downtown Charlotte North Carolina this year.
  15. I mentioned the height and this customer still wanted the nest removed. With some people just the presence of a nest no matter how high is a warrant for removal unfortunately.
  16. Thanks buddy, Yeah it was very high up and my dad came so if I fell out of the tree and got injured he could take me back home and get me to the hospital. Safety first
  17. Looks like that swarm was super high judging based on the ladder in the background! Nice catch.
  18. That nest looks like it might have been high enough off the ground to not cause much of a problem
  19. Hey Vulgaris, I have not been up today to look at the nest because my dad and I got home last night from our up North vacation in Wisconsin. Speaking of bumbles I saw some really cool bumbles in Wisconsin and I also got the eclipse too
  20. Hey Hornissen this nest is looking great. How is it doing ?
  21. Here is a recent pic of the nest I took today and the nest is much larger
  22. Howdy Folks, Been a couple weeks but my old computer kept crashing giving me the blue screen of death and got a new one now. I relocated a bumblebee nest earlier this year and it has grown a lot and this species is the American Bumblebee ( Bombus Pensylvanicus ) I will go up sometime and take more of the nest since it is much larger and get video too.
  23. That is a big beautiful nest you found. My bees have done well this year I got 3 pails worth of honey, I caught a swarm and relocated a bumblebee nest.
  24. I found this nest a local school in a small structure covering a furnace. It's 10'' tall by 9'' width.
  25. I am very interested in Vaejovis carolinianus a.k.a. southern devil scorpion. I once kept one for a small amount of time and I absolutely love them. They are the only scorpion I have ever had and even in the small time I cared for one, it amazed me. I would love to own another so if anybody knows where to buy one or has some to sell I would appreciate it.
  26. Hey everyone, This afternoon I removed a baldfaced hornet nest from a customers tree that they spotted and felt the need for a professional was warranted. I responded the same day and removed this nest without the use of any pesticides. Here are some photos of the removal including my set up for this one. I filmed a video and will be uploading it to Youtube shortly.
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