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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by bullpinnie, Jul 10, 2018.
This, I stepped on a cottonmouth yesterday morning trying to get in a quick fishing trip.
Looks like a nice setup. I am wondering tho, why no excluder?
I didn’t see where he wasn’t using an excluder. I’m not using excluders because my mentor says they aren’t necessary. So far I haven’t seen the need for an excluder but maybe I’ll change my mind as I gain more experience.
Pinnie.....sorry to hear about your mom.
I've got an excluder in there.
I used to love working with bees, and especially the sweet reward that came with collecting the honey from the hives. I have thought recently about getting a hive, but not sure I want to put in the effort, also don't really have enough space either. They truly are fascinating creatures.
For all the guys getting into bee keeping my grandfathers used to have about 20 stands of bees he would build a metal base with legs use cap blocks to keep it level and to keep ants out he would take cans like vegetable cans and put motor oil inside them to keep the honey stealers out. May want to try that if you have a ant problem
A gal about 6 blocks over reported a swarm a couple of days ago. I was the first available. I confessed that I didn’t have the experience as the other beekeepers she knew but was willing to give it a try. I set a bait hive but the swarm moved on. Bees 1 Me 0.
I’m thinking I might need to work on my business plan as my payment for this work was this:
Next time I’m going to set my bait hive at Bullpinnies place and charge him $975.00
I’ve got two hives myself. Harvesting honey this week them combining my queenless hive with my strong hive. I’ve had a swarm trap out since April with no takers.
Timber, I don't know how much labor you had in that job, but that payment looks delicious. I love the deer cheddar and jalapeno summer sausage that I get from my processor. Already looking forward to deer season.