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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Setting the Hive Box on the Bee Tree

Here are the bees peeking up from the top of the exposed comb in the tree. The bees had already started using the opening as a top entrance. I am a little worried about putting the hive box over the hole because they are using it as a top entrance.

Here's the silicone caulk beaded around the hole to keep out ants and other critters.

I nailed the board to the tree top. Tony, a New Zealander working of Odd Job, took this picture.

So here's the plywood board all caulked and nailed to the tree top, just waiting for the box.
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  1. I can't get over this whole project! You are quite the handy-woman, Linda! I am so impressed.

  2. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I am an arborist by trade and I get quite a few feral hives a year from my work and other tree care companies and loggers.


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