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Easter Bunnies, Easter Eggs And A New Bonnet


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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Probably not what you are expecting, but here goes ...

 

One of our rabbits had bunnies this afternoon, making them Easter Bunnies.

 

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We have two broody hens sitting on multi coloured eggs, or Easter Eggs.

 

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I made my wife a new bee hive with a rounded bonnet.  It is a "long langstroth" style, which means all the frames are side by side instead of two stories, kind of a bungalow for bees.

 

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Wish I could get the stars to line up like that. You should be buying

a lotto ticket. :smilewink:


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Oh, this is priceless. I opened this expecting to see you wearing a bonnet, and here a spammer had posted after Will with a whole bunch of Viagra links, and here the topic is rabbits breeding like ... rabbits!

 

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 05:17 PM

I see everyone is fertile on your farm. Be careful!


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 06:55 AM

How well do those winter over? I've had 3 similar to that without much luck. All mine now are the old box style.


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 08:33 PM

How well do those winter over? I've had 3 similar to that without much luck. All mine now are the old box style.

No idea.  I just build what she asks for.  I will let you know in a year.

 

I do know that bee colonies in our area were hard hit this winter.  The fellow who owns one of the hives on our property lost 3 out of 4 hives.  Wife was at a bee association meeting a couple of weeks back.  One fellow said he lost all 100 hives, another fellow lost 50 out of 100.  Everyone had similar losses.  They all use the normal vertical boxes.  Both of the hives on our property survived, so far...


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 08:34 PM

I thought someone might comment on where the chickens are sitting.


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I thought someone might comment on where the chickens are sitting.

 

I don't know my different chicken breeds very well, I just figured they were house chickens.


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 09:04 PM

No idea.  I just build what she asks for.  I will let you know in a year.

 

I do know that bee colonies in our area were hard hit this winter.  The fellow who owns one of the hives on our property lost 3 out of 4 hives.  Wife was at a bee association meeting a couple of weeks back.  One fellow said he lost all 100 hives, another fellow lost 50 out of 100.  Everyone had similar losses.  They all use the normal vertical boxes.  Both of the hives on our property survived, so far...

I was running between 100 to 110 hives by myself.  My wife got onto me hard last summer and she told me I was to old to be doing that, I told her I was only 69 and leave me alone but she won. I sold all but 4 and then lost 2 of those. By the end of last summer I was back to 6 and lost one of those over the winter. It was my next to the oldest hives that didn't make it. I split mine about a week ago and if all survive then that will put me back at 10 and I'll sale 4 of them and try and maintain 6 all the time. The top bar I tried was that, just a top bar hive and they had no frames. I sold them and never heard back from the guy. He bought them for his wife. On the standard vertical hives I use 1 inch board insulation on the roof sandwiched between 2 pieces of 1/2 inch of plywood and it helps to hold heat in the winter and keeps cooler in the summer.


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