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Fence posts and their unexpected delights.

Susanna de Villareal-Quintela


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 143
    
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Yesterday my husband and I spent the majority of the day putting-up two additional pastures for our horses. At the end of our build I noticed one of our fence posts was not quite right. I checked my herd for any proof of an impact with the post and they were free from injury. So, that meant a long walk to the back field for closer inspection of the post.

Upon arrival, I found what I can only estimate to have been 50,000 honey-bees. A huge swarm that fully encompassed the exposed 4x6 post! Fortunately, we had an empty hive on-hand. A little work and we had the bees snuggled in their beds. Ahh... such a reward at the end of a long day was fantastic!
                              


Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Posts: 17
Awesome!

That is real animal husbandry!

--Joseph
John Polk
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Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6517
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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Hey! I want a fence like that.

From my experience, horses and bees don't get along very well together.
Hope you set the hive away from the pasture.

 
 
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