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  1. #1
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    May 2007
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    Beatrice, Nebraska, 68310
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    Default Bees going for cattle feed

    Our neighbor who lives half a mile away feeds his cattle ground-up grain which has molasses added to it. His grain bin is not "bee-tight" so apparently the bees have located the molasses and whenever he opens the feed bin, it has alot of bees in it. His son is afraid of bees. We have given the neighbors bottles of honey, but they are still concerned about all the bees that meet them when they open the grain bin door. Any suggestions? This problem will probably end when a good nectar flow starts, but meanwhile what can we do to keep peace in the neighborhood?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2008
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    Fair Grove,MO,USA
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    Educate your neighbors,the bees mean them no harm as long as they don't mash one,get one in their hair or swat at them. Also they may not all be your bees. My neighbor said my bees get in his feed buckets (grain) when he fills them from his grain ben, i told him they mean him no harm. He now likes to watch them pack it on their legs,now that he knows they don't want to sting him. (he was afraid of bees also) Jack

  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
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    Central Connecticut, USA
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    Lend them a couple of veils? It might help with the fear and let them see that the bees arn't out to get them.

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    Pepperell, MA.
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    And make sure that they are bees and not yellow jackets. It all boils down to education!
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  5. #5
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    Kiel WI, USA
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    Pollen patties and syrup.

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