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bigchambers
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« on: December 23, 2009, 04:23:44 PM »

I have been putting corn out for deer hunting for about a month now, but now the bees have decided that it is the best thing ever and are on a desperate scramble to get at it.  little by little they are emptying my feeder as they scramble around the corn.  Anything I can do?  I will post more photo's on my blog.  We would also love to have a beekeeper put bees on our land in exchange for honey.

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 04:40:33 PM »

How are they getting to the corn? I assume they are after the dust on the corn? Update your profile locations help in giving advice

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 08:18:21 PM »

Welcome to the Forum bigchambers. It sounds like you have a beekeeper already on your property, YOU. All you need is a few pieces of equipment and a package of bees and you are set to get into a fascinating hobby that will suck you in and give you a great learning experience that can be passed down to future generations.  Your knowledge that can be taught to future beekeeps and their impact on the environment is invaluable.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 07:18:21 AM »

They are using it as a pollen substitute.  It is not uncommon for them to work bird feeder either when there is no real pollen available.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 09:50:09 PM »

We are located in East texas and they spilled my entire five gallon bucket of corn onto the ground in one day.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 10:39:39 PM »

I would bet your Deer Corn has a sweetener coating to help draw in the Deer. bee bee bee
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 10:50:17 PM »

You should have seen them on my grain bin back in November.

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