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Offline adkRoy

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Honey bees!
« on: Sep 20, 10, 06:23:52 AM »
I went to check on my ladder stand Saturday that over looks a really nice clover field. When I got to the stand I hear this loud humming sound. When I looked up, there was a huge honey bee nest built just above the stand in the tree! I was a little upset because that tree was the optimum spot overlooking the field. Well using patience, a 12 foot pruning saw, and my bee whispering skills, I managed to get the ratchet straps undone and the ladder stand down. I moved it about 40 yards over to another tree but now I got to go back and do some tree trimming to open up some shot paths behind and to the side of the stand. I didn't want to disturb or kill the honey bees because they are getting so rare now.
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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 10, 06:52:51 AM »
To bad about the stand site Roy, but kudos for not trying to eradicate them. Your right they are getting scarce, saw a lot of apple trees the last few years
that had loads of blossoms, but never had an apple.

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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 10, 08:03:36 AM »
To bad about the stand site Roy, but kudos for not trying to eradicate them. Your right they are getting scarce, saw a lot of apple trees the last few years
that had loads of blossoms, but never had an apple.

We have an old orchard with about 200 trees in it where I hunt. Not a single apple to be seen.(not true maybe one or two here and there) Trees look great,full of life but no apples. We had a hard frost in May also that didn't help it either :'(

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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 20, 10, 10:47:46 AM »
Just for future reference if you did it a night they are not very active or agressive.
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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 20, 10, 11:14:15 AM »
Just for future reference if you did it a night they are not very active or agressive.

I know that, I use to raise bees for years, Its just I only had saturday afternoon to work with.
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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 20, 10, 11:21:00 AM »
Ok Then,I was just trying to help.
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Re: Honey bees!
« Reply #6 on: Sep 20, 10, 12:20:31 PM »
Ok Then,I was just trying to help.

I know.   I appreciate it.
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