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Re: hive yard maintenence
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:30:34 am »
What is the risk when mowing around or near hives? How do you all work through this task.

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 11:34:49 am »
Welcome aboard. Normally I don't have any problems mowing around the hives. A lot depends on the time of the year. The vibration from the mower is what will cause the problems. Usually I have found the bees will move towards the exhaust and go after it. I would recommend wearing a beesuit and a veil if you are going to mow around a hive.
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 11:55:44 am »
4 strokes like the mower and such, no problem!
2 strokes like the whipper snipper or leaf blower, look out!
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 11:57:54 am »
Mower=fine.
weed eater on half choke=fine.


Weed eater on run= you better run
Diesel tractor = you can't run fast enough.
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 12:06:40 pm »
well with the advice to wear bee suit it sounds like me itting up and running the push mower round my little hive haven. ill cut around hive with headge sheers alot safer than the old weedeater :D

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 12:11:39 pm »
I did have a time when I was working a hive and my wife mowed right behind the bushes the hive sat next to. They lit me up on that one.  A bee suit would be great until your comforatable with the bees and familiar with how they will react.
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 12:15:50 pm »
at the very least wear a veil......another member jacobs said something somewhere else about bee venom therapy and attention deficit disorder when working hives......
" It is a sure cure for attention deficit when working hives."
applies to mowing and weed whipping around them too :lol:
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 02:26:07 pm »
To eliminate up close mowing I use old rubber roofing under the hives. Also lets me easily see what is being thrown out the front door.
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 08:30:05 pm »
I havent had any problems .. YET...   I mow past the hives with the exhaust and grass blowing away and just keep on going..   Except once I hit one of the stands.. that wasnt pretty...
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 08:37:05 pm »
Now the truth comes out. That's who put all the dents in the mowers.   :o    :evil:    :lol:
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 08:49:31 pm »
well i wouldent be happy. poor things suffering from shaken bumble syndrom?

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 09:06:49 pm »
:lol:  :lol:
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 09:14:25 pm »
Quote from: "G3farms"
To eliminate up close mowing I use old rubber roofing under the hives. Also lets me easily see what is being thrown out the front door.

I have rubber mats under mine, too!  :)

My dad likes to mow the yard (I like it because it keeps him active.  He's 78).  He likes to wear the bee suit when mowing.  I got him a ventilated suit to be cooler.

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 11:33:22 pm »
great pic slow!!!!

lazy~
" havent had any problems .. YET... I mow past the hives with the exhaust and grass blowing away and just keep on going.. Except once I hit one of the stands.. that wasnt pretty..."

you will;  and at some point you WILL tell us about it and post pictures!!!!

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 08:14:02 am »
love thes pics and info on vented suits gets darn hot here in the summer. By hot i mean bikini tops and shorts weather!

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 10:03:39 am »
Looks like he's mowing down all the Dutch clover around your hives! :shock:

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2013, 11:43:01 am »
"love thes pics and info on vented suits gets darn hot here in the summer. By hot i mean bikini tops and shorts weather!"

my dad's an okie.  it gets plenty hot up here too and humid.  so i won't tell you what i was NOT wearing underneath a bee suit during an emergency room visit...... :lol:
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2013, 01:33:49 pm »
for some reason im drawing a blank lmao

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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2013, 02:18:23 pm »
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Looks like he's mowing down all the Dutch clover around your hives! :shock:

We try to let it grow, but we like to keep it trimmed short around the hives.  But I have a few acres with Dutch, yellow and white clover, too.
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Re: hive yard maintenence
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2013, 09:06:18 pm »
Yes, love the picture Greg!  :lol:  I wear full gear when mowing in my yard.  They don't like the mower or the weed whacker what so ever!