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Offline bassman1977

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008, 06:52:58 PM »
Thanks.  That camera fade I didn't really want.  It's part of Image Shack's slide show set up.  I bet for some other things it would be really neat.
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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2008, 12:10:26 AM »
Bassman1977.  I liked that little slide show, I thought the fading in and out was cool too.  Very nice layout of the apiary, well done, have a great and wonderfully beautiful day, Cindi
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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2008, 06:51:47 PM »
This is my first hive. The area around it is dirt for now until I can get the clover planted.


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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2008, 02:28:11 PM »
My 7 hives.

2 Frame hives ( red and blue covers ) and 5 top bar hives.







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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2008, 03:36:40 PM »
your hives are awesome I would have had no idea what those were if you hadn't said nice layout of your garden as well

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2008, 04:00:58 PM »
My little start up hive.  :-D

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2008, 05:05:53 PM »
your hives are awesome I would have had no idea what those were if you hadn't said nice layout of your garden as well

Garden is far from finished ;) but thanks for nice comments.

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2008, 07:42:12 PM »
Topbarslo. nICE pics!
You have lots of room to work too!
 It sort of looks like a picnic grounds with the hives with the tops on them :)
 What are the yellow wrappers on the bottom of the trees, to protect from your weedeater?
 Also, what are the smaller boxes near some of the hives, Package bees?
 Anyways, real nice! It looks like youre doing alot of work there...Must be a new place, huh?

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2008, 07:47:18 PM »
 Theres nothing like a nice new white bee hive, huh Doublebee?
In a month or less I bet you're gonna have another one!
 Tell us about the lattice. Whats fixing to be growing on it?
 And, I spy a little red house next to the wall on the left of the pic. Is that a big birdhouse?

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2008, 08:15:04 PM »
Update: 2008 
Over 200 hives 90% are on clipped 4 way pallets.


Here are some that were in the orange grove.




Here is the biggest yard with 88 hives in it.


Weather permiting I will get pics of the other yards tomarrow. I'm getting ready to pull all the hives out of the melon fields and distribute them to all the outyards.
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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2008, 08:15:27 PM »
Theres nothing like a nice new white bee hive, huh Doublebee?
In a month or less I bet you're gonna have another one!
 Tell us about the lattice. Whats fixing to be growing on it?
 And, I spy a little red house next to the wall on the left of the pic. Is that a big birdhouse?

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Yeah, I know it won't stay crisp white for long.  :-D
I'd like to have another hive, but would probably put it at our mini farm.
I have to be careful not to have too much hive activity here at home.
Don't want neighbors complaining.
The lattice is just there to help hide the hive from the side street. I'd like to put some type of vine on it, maybe an autumn clematis?
Little red house is a decorative bird house. It's not functional, and I'm afraid some bees may decide to make a home there. I may have to move it somewhere else.  :-\  I got to go, the cat's trying to help me type.  :roll:
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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2008, 08:48:53 PM »
Great set-up! You must be knee deep in orange blossom honey.


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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2008, 10:19:15 PM »
my bee yard








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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2008, 10:32:39 AM »
Topbarslo, Double Bee and Keith, so nice to see pictures of what people are up to with their colonies, you all have some pretty nice set ups going on there, beauties.  Have the best of a wonderfully great and beautiful day, Cindi
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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2008, 12:15:24 PM »
Topbarslo. nICE pics!
You have lots of room to work too!
 It sort of looks like a picnic grounds with the hives with the tops on them :)
 What are the yellow wrappers on the bottom of the trees, to protect from your weedeater?
 Also, what are the smaller boxes near some of the hives, Package bees?
 Anyways, real nice! It looks like youre doing alot of work there...Must be a new place, huh?

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john

Yea pretty big garden. I took land from wheat and corn field. I will start with some bee friendly agriculture next year on the whole field.

Yellow wrappers around trees are because of rabbits and my three cats that like to play with anything wood that stands out ;)

Those boxes were packages of bees I installed into top bar hives. Left it there for one day so that all bees find their new home. Next day all were empty and I removed those.

Yep new place. Like I said I took some land from corn and wheat for my bees :) and now I am planting all kinds of flowers, herbs and vegetables there.

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 10:45:21 AM »
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Looking good.  I see you got the flatbed on your truck. 

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2008, 12:07:18 PM »
My home yard from a couple of years ago.  It's almost empty this week as I moved a bunch of hives to some vetch this weekend.

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2008, 12:44:21 PM »
JP, not very much orange blossom this year. :(   Matt, I can not imagine not having the flatbed now, it makes life a lot easier. How much honey did you guys pull in so far this year?

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2008, 01:00:33 PM »
I got 6 gallons so far but expect that much or more again by the end of June.  I could taste the orange in some of it.  I got 4 gallons of very nice table quality wildflower honey and 2 gallons of some darker honey but it is still pretty good. 

I had 3 hives, going into the flow.  My best one swarmed about 6 weeks ago.  Captured the swarm but that slowed down the honey production.   That swarm though has just about filled a super now.

I now 4 hives and am considering some expansion but I need to start finding some place to keep them. 

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Re: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2008, 11:12:10 PM »
Nice setup!

 

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