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Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« on: June 11, 2008, 07:55:48 PM »
Lady said these had been there for one week, people just don't know for sure really, so I uncovered one fine little colony, very gentle. Check out the cardboard nuc, has promise, easy to put together too.

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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 08:05:51 PM »
So was there any brood? Can't really judge the amount and size by the pics, but I have seem a lot of comb made in just a couple of days. Even had a bunch of eggs in it.
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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 08:16:18 PM »
So was there any brood? Can't really judge the amount and size by the pics, but I have seem a lot of comb made in just a couple of days. Even had a bunch of eggs in it.

Hey Jerry, they could have easily have done that in a week, I just spiced up the title a lil bit, it worked huh? :-D

The lady wanted her plant pot back so I had to turn the pot over, hated doing that, they really don't like that much as you know, I would have preferred to just bust it open a little and keep the combs positioned how they were, oh well, it worked though.

They did have brood, I filled 5 deep frames with it.


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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 08:29:51 PM »
Love the pics as usual JP.  I specially like the bees rimming the pot!  I have tons of pots laying about...no bees come here.. :(
That nuc looks cool, do the frames just slip in?  What do they rest on? Inquiring mind wants to know! :lol:  Jody

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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 08:35:42 PM »
Love the pics as usual JP.  I specially like the bees rimming the pot!  I have tons of pots laying about...no bees come here.. :(
That nuc looks cool, do the frames just slip in?  What do they rest on? Inquiring mind wants to know! :lol:  Jody



Hey Jody, the bees rimming the pot get to me too, it just looks cool!

Where the frames rest is a bend over flap, this is actually an area that I could see needing improvement, but it works, the flap bent over makes a sort of half a$$ shelf.


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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 08:52:41 PM »
Do you like the cardboard nucs? How long do they last outside?
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Re: Cement Plant Pot Bees, Been There A Week, Right!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 11:11:26 PM »
Do you like the cardboard nucs? How long do they last outside?

Just started using them, don't think they'll hold up outside with inclimate weather. They're more temporary than anything.


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