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    Default Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Can you guys believe this? He doesn't know how to put bees in it. He asked me if he should vacuum bees off honey frames and them dump them in with a caged queen.

    Ollies feminin side.jpg
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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Hey, maybe the bees on those tiles are drones!
    Graham
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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    wow! Thats just too purty to be letting any ole bees nest in it!!! Not too mention it's gonna be awhole fore he can use the whole thing at one time!

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Kind of looks like a Grandfather clock, perhaps Ollie has a little bit of cabinet maker in him.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A

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    Oh My! That is Gorgeous!

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Beautiful hive...even without bees it is a nice piece of garden sculpture.
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    How do you keep it suspended like that?
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    With the legs on it wont it be dangerous for the bears to climb up on that?
    "Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't."

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    >How do you keep it suspended like that?
    It is on a stool.

    The closest thing to a bear in these parts is Charlie who started this post. And that is a complement. Too bad he can't post a picture right side up.

    I will run a post on it when complete.

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Can u make it a little smaller, Barry?
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    I don't know how to do that in my editor Mark. I'll have to figure it out.
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Hinged for viewing, love that!

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    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    That's purty!

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Here is the back, more masculine side, branded with mini entrance disks.



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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Now is it such a goofy idea to vacuum, instead of blow, honey super bees, give them a queen and use them to start a hive? Other than they being old bees and it not being spring? I have read on here of beekeepers selling off their fall bees.

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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Now is it such a goofy idea to vacuum, instead of blow, honey super bees, give them a queen and use them to start a hive?
    I don't think anyone wants to hurt your sensitive feelings so I'll respond with the answer: yes, it's goofy.
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    Default Re: Ollie's Feminine Side Comes Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Digman View Post
    I used to think my shed was untidy.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I used to think my shed was untidy.
    I have given it one thorough cleaning in 37 years. If you always keep your truck and shop clean how do you have time to accomplish anything?

    Are you and Charlie B related? You both should together start a full time ongoing thread called "Bash Oliver". I am glad to participate and supply regular fodder for your bashing. I can supply pictures for instance of my truck that I have not washed in a year or more. Or for example, some of my hives that are 40 years old and rotting into their stands. That would be a good one. Newbees can chime in on how my hives are not white and my extracting equipment is older than I am.

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