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Hive stands
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:45:40 pm »
Just thought I'd show what i learned using cinder blocks for hive stands.
Back in spring when bees were swarming , I made stands in a rush with cinder blocks ( not thinking).
Today i had to axe a Queen an do a newspaper combine. Late in the year but have fingers crossed.


If you'll notice how i set cinder blocks on 2nd box from the left , thats newspaper combine.
The box i picked up for combine had blocks laying same way, after setting box over

I looked in blocks and seen the biggest blackwidow spider I've ever seen (didn't get pic) body nickel size , so just thought I'd share what can happen stacking blocks that way.

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 05:37:58 pm »
yep, I always set them with the pores open.

Why no pic of the spider? :)
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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 05:55:51 pm »
Was on a mission by myself, been out of town. First day i had home with 60df , so i forgot phone :yes:

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 06:50:52 pm »
Let us know how the combine goes please.

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 07:24:54 pm »
...Late in the year but have fingers crossed...
I have always been glad after a combine in that circumstance (meaning in Fall).  :)
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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 08:36:18 pm »
Mice love to build nest in them as well when the holes are up.
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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 09:08:06 pm »
Here’s a spider for you neil


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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 09:43:53 pm »
CBT,
That's it :yes:

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 09:49:47 pm »
Smokeyb,
I'll up date. Actually thank im late but we'll see.

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 10:55:53 pm »
Here’s a spider for you neil


She's a beauty!
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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 06:23:46 pm »
Mikey, I have read this several times and I guess you have to explain to me what is wrong with the hive in question.  Are you saying you have the bricks with the holes facing up and that is wrong?  I use cinder blocks for hive stands and now I will have to go look and see how the bricks are facing.

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 06:13:58 am »
B12,
With block holes facing up it gives critters somewhere to live.

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Re: Hive stands
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 09:40:26 am »
Thanks for this post.  I double-checked my hive stands just to make sure the blocks are correct :)