[permaculture] beehive in my compost pile
beancounterz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 17:39:00 EDT 2008
On 6/20/08, Paul Kosuth <prkosuth at ll.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some bee's and a hive in one of my compost piles which I found a
> few days ago when getting some mulch to spread. The hives are just
> below the surface, the individual cells are ovoid with an entrance on
> the top end. The bee's started to spiral out from the hive yesterday
> when I tried to dig from the opposite end of the pile with a couple of
> them following me out from my compost area. I have other piles to use
> so its not critical that I get at this pile. Should I leave them alone?
> Will this be a problem that can get out of hand? They look cool and I
> like observing them. They come out like hidden commandos from the pile
> and then return and cover themselves up again when they return. there
> are a few entrance holes to the hive as well.
> should I be concerned about this? Are there any sites where I can learn
> a bit more of this?
> Thanks in advance.
> southern Illinois
Here are a couple of beekeeping resources and forums:
http://beemaster.com/ and http://www.beesource.com/forums/index.php.
Is it feasible for you to get hold of a hive and have a beekeeper
transfer the bees to it? Alternatively you may prefer to have a
beekeeper take the swarm away.
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