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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?
    Benjamin Schneider, CEO of Prairie Wind Bee Supply - New & Improved Website! http://prairiewindbeesupply.webs.com/

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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??
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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.
    ...We don't see things as they are, we see things as WE are...

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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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