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Checked one of my rural apiaries today and yep bullet holes.

 

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Talked to the farm manager who said he was very disappointed and will "talk" to the young persons that have regular "firearm" access.

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And that's what's wrong with young people today, too much "talk". ;)

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And that's what's wrong with young people today, too much "talk". ;)

While I agree with your sediments Dave.... It is better that the manager "talk" to them as the way things are today it is real easy to find yourself becoming the "bad guy". I'd rather stay well away, in fact my comment to the farm manager was "if it happens again I'll have to remove the hives to a safer apiary".

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It is better that the manager "talk" to them...

Of course you're absolutely right Shaun

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I'd advise the farm manager that if the young people are so interested in the hives, that you're more than willing for them to come along and assist you remove said bullets.

 

Watch the little ######s run then.......!!!

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Lucky they only use a 22 Not at shotgun at close range

 

 

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Lucky they only use a 22 Not at shotgun at close range

 

 

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had that. shot gun pellets never went through the wood.

22 rounds go through a few frames. something to watch for when processing.

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had that. shot gun pellets never went through the wood.

22 rounds go through a few frames. something to watch for when processing.

Found a lump of lead (photo 3) lying on a frame in the middle of one hive. I shouldn't have too much trouble as the hives were in double brood configuration while I had apivar in. Today's visit was to remove strips, reduce to single (jumbo) brood and add honey boxes.

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In the old days when men were men, and kids were real kids, it'd be the old three-oh, ###### the 22 !

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Found a lump of lead (photo 3) lying on a frame in the middle of one hive. I shouldn't have too much trouble as the hives were in double brood configuration while I had in. Today's visit was to remove strips, reduce to single (jumbo) brood and add honey boxes.

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Those ventilated roofs, @@Shaun, how does the airflow work in relation to the hivemat?

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Those ventilated roofs, @@Shaun, how does the airflow work in relation to the hivemat?

Last year I experimented with using a propolis mat in place of the crown board/hive mat.

So the short answer is "It doesn't" as I currently have a standard hive mat.

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Lucky they only use a 22 Not at shotgun at close range

 

 

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I brought some hives up from the South Island and one hive had been shot at close range with a shot gun it was a hole the size of a golf ball in the box

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At one site i often get some shotgun damage from pot shots during duck season!

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We have hoons in 4 wheel drive units trying to push palletised hives around, often find "plastic" parts from these vehicles where an attempt has been made to push a pallet over

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We have also had pallets burnt. That really hurts.

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I'm pleased to say that I've had no further "Holes" in these hives since Oct, hopefully I won't have ever again.

Checked one of my rural apiaries today and yep bullet holes.

 

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Talked to the farm manager who said he was very disappointed and will "talk" to the young persons that have regular "firearm" access.

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try a high powered rifle they make the bigest mess big exit hole and masive frame damage.

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