Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
November 22, 2014, 01:18:15 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Camouflage Hives?  (Read 3252 times)
bernsad
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 462

Location: NE. Melbourne, Australia


« on: May 10, 2012, 06:15:06 AM »

Does anyone camouflage their hives or do anything else to disguise them when they place them out? For that matter, does anyone indulge in guerilla beekeeping, find a likely spot, drop some hives and wait to see who complains? I've found a run of gums just coming into flower by the roadside and I was thinking of putting a few hives in for a couple of weeks, but they would be only a short way off the roadside so I was thinking of camo to make them less obvious. I've been considering a camo paint job or wondering if I might find some camo netting to drape over the hives. Thoughts anyone.
Logged
bigsting
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 51


Location: Murray lands SA


« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 06:35:53 AM »

hi you can buy camo nets from ausy desposale storer or if you have a mate to get them forfree
you could drap one of these nets over 10 or more thay are big
Logged
bernsad
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 462

Location: NE. Melbourne, Australia


« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 09:20:19 AM »

Aussie Disposals, I'll check them out. Thanks for the tip bigsting. Have you used them for that purpose?
Logged
the-ecohouse.com
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 263


Location: Mallee Australia


WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:10:00 PM »

Hey Bernsad

I make sure all of my hives parts are painted natural colors and then I mix them up.

Ie, all bases and spacers are woodland grey, hive boxes are range from bronze fig to raw cotton (dulux colors). NEVER white.

They blend in and can't be seen when they are out bush, make colors natural, nothing jarring to the eye.

Go guerilla beekeepers!
Logged
lilyfrog
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 56

Location: Bellbowrie


« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 10:20:35 PM »

Go guerilla,

I have 4 hives painted in neutral colours, that I keep ticking over in the corner of my site closest to home, for that reason. If I see something flowering in my travels, I will drop those 4 close by overnight and see what I can get from what was flowering.
Logged

========================================================
"At the end of the day, you can't eat money, but it sure helps pay the bills."
bernsad
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 462

Location: NE. Melbourne, Australia


« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 11:43:26 AM »

Go guerilla. I'm liking the sound of that, thanks guys.
Logged
Lone
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1079


Location: North Queensland


« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 10:00:23 PM »

Now I know who is supplying my bees with their stings.


 sheeple

Stop armament trade across beehives.

Lone
My bees have earned their stripes.
Logged
bernsad
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 462

Location: NE. Melbourne, Australia


« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 11:59:06 PM »

There should be an embargo on supplying them with stinger missiles you think?
Logged
Lone
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1079


Location: North Queensland


« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 01:20:37 AM »

Arrest the wing leaders in a sting operation.  Send in the drones!
Logged
Wonga
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 68

Location: Blue Mountains, Australia

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury refill


« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 02:13:05 AM »

I live in the blue mountains, next door to bush, people walk through sometimes. I keep my hives neutral, I thought painting them white could attract unwanted attention, even though they are on my land. Thieves and vandals were my worry. Cold weather has just hit us here, bees were active yesterday, not so much today in the wind.
Logged
Lone
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1079


Location: North Queensland


« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 07:57:04 AM »

Painting them blue would be the best camouflage for you, Wonga.
Logged
Wonga
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 68

Location: Blue Mountains, Australia

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury refill


« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »

You're right, Lone. i like the idea of the guerrilla hives too, although maybe hard to work with them. As it is, mine are in the backyard, close and convenient. I like walking out in the morning with a cuppa early, to say hello.
Logged
Gary and Margaret - kiwimana
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 65


Location: Auckland, New Zealand


WWW
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2012, 11:23:51 PM »

We do camo our swarm lures, if there in public spaces.

The bees can find them fine, but the teenagers don't see them Smiley

Sorry can't post images, but if you search for "Luring a passing Swarm" on our blog you can see a pic.
Logged

Thanks

Gary and Margaret
We blog and Podcast at http://kiwimana.co.nz
Lone
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1079


Location: North Queensland


« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2012, 08:18:27 AM »

Hey..a kiwi!  Do you put a woolly blanket over to disguise them, Kiwimana?

 grin
Logged
Gary and Margaret - kiwimana
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 65


Location: Auckland, New Zealand


WWW
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 12:12:04 PM »

Hey..a kiwi!  Do you put a woolly blanket over to disguise them, Kiwimana?

 grin

Yep that's right Lone Smiley. We hang our swarm lures at least six feet in a tree, so that confuses the people looking for Kiwis....
Logged

Thanks

Gary and Margaret
We blog and Podcast at http://kiwimana.co.nz
KD4MOJ
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 691


Location: Tallahassee, FL 30° 27' 16" N / 84° 20' 48" W

Bees... Motorcycles... amateur radio...


WWW
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 10:29:12 AM »

I'm about to do an experiment with camo on one of my hives... got the stencils in. I'll post some pics when I'm done.

...DOUG
KD4MOJ
Logged
bernsad
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 462

Location: NE. Melbourne, Australia


« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 05:43:44 PM »

Post some pics of the process too if you don't mind.
Logged
KD4MOJ
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 691


Location: Tallahassee, FL 30° 27' 16" N / 84° 20' 48" W

Bees... Motorcycles... amateur radio...


WWW
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2012, 10:59:21 AM »

I be sure to post the pics of the process... if the rain will ever stop, I might get some painting done! Folks in the midwest are in drought and we have flood advisories!

...DOUG
KD4MOJ
Logged
Gary and Margaret - kiwimana
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 65


Location: Auckland, New Zealand


WWW
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 04:34:36 PM »

Hey Guys,

I am allowed to post pics now  Smiley, so here one of our Camouflaged swarm lures:-

Logged

Thanks

Gary and Margaret
We blog and Podcast at http://kiwimana.co.nz
KD4MOJ
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 691


Location: Tallahassee, FL 30° 27' 16" N / 84° 20' 48" W

Bees... Motorcycles... amateur radio...


WWW
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 07:54:15 AM »

If this darn rain will ever quit, I'll get to try out my camo painting.

...DOUG
KD4MOJ
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.18 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page October 28, 2014, 11:19:46 AM
anything