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  1. #121
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Did anybody's in the Northeast this year, Michael?
    I had a few yards that filled a super. Overall, not great.

  2. #122
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

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    Bee yards in Florida and Virginia. Very little honey this year. If it were just one location that was lacking, I could understand, but two? That is concerning.

    Jerry

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    From the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers




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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    From the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers



    That is a lot of green predicted to come in the future of February 2014 in Northern VT! After spending the morning moving yet another 12" of snow in negative temps I sure wish it was going to look like that by next month!!!

  5. #125
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    From the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers
    :-)
    karla

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.


  7. #127
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

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    The first is part of my home yard, the second is the start in my out yard,
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

  8. #128
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    My rooftop hive:
    http://www.vcelynastrese.cz/

  9. #129
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mlha View Post
    Very nice Mlha!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  10. #130
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Our setup in our new home, we moved here in late August. I took this shot right after we got the fence set up.

    So far, so good. 10 colonies were doing cleansing flights last week, and we have had reports of a sow and 2 cubs sniffing around a month after this was put in place, the fence did it's job.


  11. #131
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

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    Here are our hives. We are at just under 7700' elevation in the forest. The electric fence is for bears. The small solar lights give just enough backlighting to the hives at night so we can see if any bears are out there misbehaving! Hives 1 and 3 are new colonies this year.
    Last edited by BlackForestBees; 07-23-2014 at 01:14 PM.

  12. #132
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    This first picture is from April our set-up with 2 hives, then we ended up with 1 great hive and loads of bees and honey!Heys Hives 015.jpgHeys Hives stacking 001.jpgHeys Hives 008.jpgqueen bee yard ortm 002.jpg
    DeBEE

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    I am going to try something new: conveyor belt for ground cover. This is obviously just move in day, Cut the black berries down, mowed and laid out the belt. I want to do them so one does not shade the other. Any problems with letting them stay on the belt?
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    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Casa Verde Apiary:

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    Here is a recent shot of our apiary, some recent demo work in the background on the garage which houses the 'Bee Room' where all bee related things take place.

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    One of the 11 fruit trees on the property, a pomegranate in full bloom. Since bringing the colonies into our backyard; we experienced a two fold increase in harvest from the trees, not to mention the surplus honey we get from the 3 colonies!!

    grrrrr.....borked the upload and got an attachment as well?
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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by compaq23 View Post
    I am a newbie here...and far, far away...
    compaq23, thanks for sharing!!! I'd say you're not a newbie. With about 50 hives that I can count in your "old one"? How long have you been keeping bees? I find your current hive stands very interesting. How do you level them? Are they adjustable? Oh and if I may ask. . . Why yellow?

    I think I just got it. You mean you're a newbie on beesource. Welcome to the forum!!!

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.





    1000 Colonies on 40 acres of buckwheat.
    Lewistown PA.

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    Default Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by delber View Post
    compaq23, thanks for sharing!!! I'd say you're not a newbie. With about 50 hives that I can count in your "old one"? How long have you been keeping bees? I find your current hive stands very interesting. How do you level them? Are they adjustable? Oh and if I may ask. . . Why yellow?

    I think I just got it. You mean you're a newbie on beesource. Welcome to the forum!!!

    Hive stands have adjustable legs so you can easy level hives on rough and unleveled terrain, and idea comes from France http://apiculturedubassigny.chez-alice.fr/page10aa.html.

    Here is a video about stands



    Why yellow? I have used some water-based (supposed to be non toxic) paints for toys, and due to some reading about bees when leaving beehive going first to the flowers of the same colour that their behive is and main forrage around is sunflower I chosed yellow...Green parts are for queen excluder( as a reminder for me) and beehives next to each other have entrances in different colors (green-yellow combination) . It was more an experiment... Also large number of beekepers in Serbia use yellow and light blue for their beehives...I keep bees for 7 years now (and still learning about them)
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