Discussion in 'Prepping, Survival & Security' started by NirvanaFan, Sep 15, 2016.
That’s gone it was just some sugar water for their new home.
I totally wanted to keep bees. I even did a bee keeping apprenticeship and worked with bees for about 8-10 weeks over one season. Very cool. I had not been stung in years and turns out I developed an allergy. I stopped right there. My mom is also deathly allergic and I’m not allowed to have them in my city so the combination of all that I just said screw it. Sad though I really liked it.
Unless it specifically says “raw honey” on the jar All big box store honey is pasteurized. This strips a Lot of the natural vitamins and nutrients from the honey. There is actually absolutely no reason to have to pasteurize honey.
You will be better served if you found somebody locally who sells at a local farmers market or farm stand.
Bee keeping is on my next “ to do “ agenda. As soon as I get a couple more fruit trees in the ground. I’ll probably just do one maybe two boxes. It’s all I’ll really have room for. Once established there are a few good golden rod fields belonging to a couple of local farmers that I plan on asking if I can move one or both of the boxes to during the blossom.
Yup, the small solar panel is fine. There is a 12v battery inside the box. It will put out up to 3.1 joule and something like 11k volts.
The battery came with the fencer unit and solar panel/controller. I'ts a Parmak solar mag 12.
The fencing is 14g steel wire. Pretty standard to keep out bears. Every couple weeks I take a shovel and scrape/kill all the weeds below the wires. I plan on putting something below them (maybe indoor/outdoor carpeting) eventually. That way I don't have to worry about a stray weed draining the battery.
Thanks for the Ifo and the link.
I did not realize that a stray weed touching the fence could drain it. I do know someone on a farm that diverts some of their large
area horse fencing to a small garden fence. They hang Christmas tree tinsel over the bottom wire to zap woodchucks trying to invade.
Wonder what happens if any tinsel makes contact with the ground?
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