First bumping of heads on "our" bees

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  1. extrasharp

    extrasharp New Member

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    I had a spot picked out for the hives, hubby had another idea :no: I wanted them closer to the pond, he said the bee school said a 1/2 mile was ok. Anyway they just have to go through a few trees about 200 feet to get to the pond. I'll set up a water bucket, chicken waterer or trough someplace if I need to.

    I was going to use concrete blocks, hubby poured a level concrete pad to sit the concrete blocks on and some ties to secure against any flat line winds that come through. Our soil is super sandy. I guess its "our" hobby now.

    I did get to do the art work. :) BBF is Badder Bees Farm. We have 67 acres. Going to be bees and forage (hay and grasses) My dream is a wildlife area. Had the wildlife camera out by the barn. We have turkeys and deer that love our farm. Our first ducks hit the pond Saturday.
     

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    :thumbsup: Love the art work!
    The bees will find that water no problem, and once they do you won't need to provide anything closer (unless you want to). :wink:
     

  3. extrasharp

    extrasharp New Member

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    Hubby wasn't thrilled to have ducks in the pond because we have them at home too.
     

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    extrasharp New Member

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    Thank you.

    I have a pool, a koi pond, a goldie pond and a 2 ft deep bird pond at home. We just dug a 1/2 acre fishing lake at the farm. I can honestly say hubby is sick of my water obsession :)

    I have my assembled hive in the basement. We bought eco friendly stain. I need to get the inside foundations put on them. I have this panic thing that always happens, afraid I won't be able to do something. After I do it a couple times I'm ok. Right now I need to open the boxes and make sure the little brads ? are in with the foundation. Been walking around all weekend with my bee book. Brood, then food. Brood, then food. Trying to memorize parts and names.
     
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    Sounds like you're on the right track! :mrgreen: