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Offline newbee101

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Mini Hive into a bird feeder w/photo
« on: November 27, 2005, 08:06:01 AM »
I had this mini demonstration hive laying around taking up space, so I turned into a birdfeeder. I made a chute inside so the feed comes out easier.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2005, 08:55:30 AM »
Nice concept!

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2005, 05:02:22 PM »
Where did you get the hive from? The name on the landing board says Lagrants, I've bought bees from them before. They are in Ware, MA, they sell Italians raised in MA and the bees are actually quite good! :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2005, 06:38:37 PM »
I bought it used from a local beekeeping store. I glued the hive parts together.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 07:51:45 AM »
A nice idea. Just hope it does not teach the local birds that they can find food in any structure that looks similar, it could cause problems for other hives in the area.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 07:10:26 PM »
Someone else made the same point on BeeSource. This feeder is 1/4 the size of a real hive. I only feed in the winter  (not many bees flying). I will have to see how it works out. Thanks for the reply   :)
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2005, 09:45:07 AM »
and you might block the entrance b4 spring so u dont catch a swarm
 when its empty

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2005, 06:19:59 PM »
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and you might block the entrance b4 spring so u dont catch a swarm when its empty


If I were you, I'd keep it open and get some free bees out of the deal if possible, unless it's a pain in the butt to clean the insides.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2005, 05:21:59 PM »
Trebor, Swarms = FREE BEES :D
I only feed in the winter & and I plan on putting a swarm lure in one of my trees attached to a pulley, so I can retrieve them easier :wink:
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2005, 06:11:39 PM »
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unless it's a pain in the butt to clean the insides.

 thats all I was sayin'

theres nothing wrong with free bees!

 

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