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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yet Another Bee Tree!

I'm at Bald Head Island in North Carolina with my sister, but as we were driving here, my cell rang. It was Annette at Eddie's Odd Job Tree Service where the first bee tree is. She called because they had cut another tree full of bees and had brought it back to the office.

The plan was to section the tree as they did the first one - so when I get back to Atlanta, there should be a second bee tree right next to the first one. I can't believe it!

Of course from here I have no pictures, but will get some when I get back. Annette said this is a smaller tree than the first one. The bees in this tree should be in desperate straits. Their winter supplies will have been destroyed or at least turned into a big mess with the felling of the tree.

When I get back to Atlanta, I'll get a piece of plywood as I did before and cut a center hole. I'll take a hive box over there with drawn comb. Then I'll cross my fingers that this will work!

I'll need to feed them like mad to get them ready for winter as quickly as possible. Lucky for us the first frost in Atlanta is usually around the middle of November....so we have a little bit of time here.

4 comments:

  1. Isn't Bald Head and Southport just absolutely beautiful? My parents have a home at Oak Island, which is next to Southport (where you catch the ferry to go to Bald Head). One of these days I'm packing up my bees and head for that area. By the way, Linda, there is a dentist that has a hive in Southport. He's a beek who has a really large hive behind his dental office and you can get your teeth cleaned and watch the girls work their nest. I saw it in September and its nice!

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  2. Hello Linda, just catching up on all your recent posts.

    Congrats to you on the newest addition to your family. Lark is a beautiful name and a gorgeous baby. :)

    Can't believe there is another BEE TREE!! Looking forward to hearing how things go with BT2 (*bee tree 2*). (:

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  3. I'm going to check out the bee tree this morning. If it's a go to put a hive box on it and mother it through the fall/winter, I'm going to start referring to it as BT2 - thanks, bioligie!

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  4. Seems like the Bees find YOU, instead of you finding the BEES! Facinating!

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