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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Feeding Frenzy in the Front Yard

Yesterday I harvested cut comb honey. When I finished with a frame I put it in a medium super sitting on a piece of cardboard. This morning I put the filled super back on the hive for the bees to clean up. I put the cardboard in the front yard (the hives are in the back yard). Look at the bees taking the honey back!

The next morning, here's how the cardboard looked. They obviously worked hard to get that honey back!
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3 comments:

  1. hitchi4:20 PM

    Hi Linda. I'm an apicultor from Portugal. I use only native bees(Iberian Bees). I would like to know what kind of bees you have there(They seem Italian to me but I'm not sure) ; they're gentle, i know for a fact that bees get accustomed to human, even Iberian bees which are aggressive (cross from African bees from North Africa).
    This is related to your post; i would only feed bees in that way if i was 100%
    sure the colonies where strong enough to repel any robing attacks(although Iberian
    bees are not "that" prone to robing i would not take a chance)
    Cheers Linda, you have a beautiful site,
    I have learn much from you even having a large family tradition.
    You are a resourceful women, i know you search the net a lot; but still, you're resourceful and capable.
    Wish you the best.

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  2. My beehives are on the deck behind my house. I put this cardboard on my front walk about 70 or so feet away from the beehives (the entire house is in between the beehive deck and the front walk). I would never put the cardboard down near the hives because I would be afraid robbing would start, as you mentioned.

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  3. ı m writing from turkey.have a good job.best regards

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