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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
what could have caused this ?
I am lucky to have some hives in an uninhabited area.
So inhabited that the bees can not fly (3-5 miles) to an area where chemicals are used.
This is on a 2000 acre cattle farm.
The land owner informed me that one of the hives had been "smashed".
I didn't know what to make of it, but today i went to investigate.
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This is the entrance to area with the bees.
This is normally _closed_ so the cows cannot get near to the bees.
Oh_ oh... that doesn't look good....
This is how one of the hives currently looks likes.
As you can see i put a strap around the boxes against wind, animals.
This is how it looked
Since there was nothing left in the frames (all comb gone!!) i have only one suspect:
brother or sister of winnie the pooh.
Any reader seen this before ?