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    Lightbulb Mo(w)NoBee

    Just sharing an idea:

    4 weeks after installing a 3# package in my TBH the population grows quite nicely.
    I still cannot afford to loose a single bee to the mower.
    This low-tech 'implement' cost nothing to build, but its impact is priceless - at least to a new and most passionate beek


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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    I like it... and the tractor too!

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is it, and what does it do?

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    It makes the bees fly away so he doesnt kill them with the mower.
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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Looks like a picture of a tractor with a naked guy behind it.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    I see. Very cool!

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Why would you mow your bees forage??
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    Why would you mow your bees forage??
    Mainly for agricultural reasons (improving pasture quality on the organic homestead).
    Whereas I let the clover bloom for extended periods (for the bees and other fellow pollinators), nectar/pollen production of clover declines after torrential rains (it 'washes out') - the preferred option is then to cut it once and let the clover regenerate towards a new bloom.
    I do, however, not mow the entire area, but apply some rotation principle so that there is always about 2 acres in full bloom. That should suffice for my start-up hive, I guess. And right now, the ladies prefer other crops (such as the flowering corn) anyway.

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Great idea....I would probably miss something hiding behind the bucket and knock it down Hope that does not happen to you.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Mo(w)NoBee

    Quote Originally Posted by Lburou View Post
    Great idea....I would probably miss something hiding behind the bucket and knock it down
    same here and I actually do not operate it in this position. Only positioned it that way for the benefit of a clearer picture.

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