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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Tia, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    My friends (two big, strong guys) are at my house today while I'm here at work. Per Iddee's suggestion (and Beehandler's concurrence), They're cutting down all those wax myrtles and bamboo directly behind my hives. They'll be using chain saws. Question is, how bad will they get stung up?
     
  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    It will be hard to say. But reviewing the video several times will likely allow a good count..... :thumbsup:

    Here is a cartoon sketch depicting the event..... :chased:
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    They will only get stung once.......................Per bee. :wave:
     
  4. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Ahhh, I knew you experienced beeks would have the perfect answer. Sure hope they fare well. Hate to lose my garden helpers over a couple of bee stings!
     
  5. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Well, I couldn't wait any longer. . .put in a call to Pete. I can't believe it, but NARY A STING!!! That's what I call sweet little girls!
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    They'll be even friendlier now, with the shade, "and SHB" gone. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Won't that be nice? I've been so busy, I didn't get home until 8 pm last night. . .too late to see the job done, but this morning when I went out to let out the chickens. . .Amazing!!! You're right. I think the bees are gonna love it. I'll get a photo and post it asap so you can see the difference.

    Now I'm working on getting some hurricane fencing so I can fence the chickens in with the bees. that'll be another defense against SHB.
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Tia that is an interesting thought, I wonder if guineas (sp?) would help take care of the SHB as hey were flying into the hives and the worms as they were coming out. Wonder if thy would eat the bees though.

    Interesting for sure on the chickens.

    G3
     
  9. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Chickens love SHB larvae. . .and they coexist well with my girls. Whenever I have wax moth or SHB infested frames, I give them first to the chickens to clean and while they're getting rid of the larvae, the bees are working with them on cleaning out the honey. The chickens have no interest in eating the bees.
     
  10. G3farms

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    Now that is what I call team work!!

    G3
     
  11. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    No stings...No video.... :crybye:

    Next time I have one word of advice.....alcohol... :thumbsup:
     
  12. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    I always noticed when working with the chain saw in the summer the flies and mosquitoes mostly stayed away while it was running, I think the vibrations are some kind of deterrent to insects perhaps. I noticed the difference as soon as I would kill the engine .
     
  14. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    <<< working with the chain saw >>>

    Think the smoke off of that two stroker had anything to do with it?? :lol:

    G3
     
  15. lil grain of rice

    lil grain of rice New Member

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    Don't think it was smoking that much :eek:
     
  16. rast

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    I saw an add on craigslist for some guineas for sale. It also said that if you kept bees you didn't want them. They would stand at the hive entrance and eat them. May have been just these particular ones and I'll bet it someone that kept bees that was getting rid of them.
     
  17. BjornBee

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    I've had guineas in the past as well a close beekeeper that I vist has both guineas and about three types of laying chickens, and it never was a problem.

    Get some...if they make problems.......make soup! :Dancing:
     
  18. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I have a hive in a yard with free ranging guineas and it has been there 7 years. There's still bees in it and it produces as much as any of my hives.

    PS. It also ISN'T bothered by SHB or wax moths. Maybe it wasn't bees he seen them picking up.