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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WGB, Dec 12, 2008.
Thinking of starting bees this spring. I know some of you have both, do chickens go after bees?
A bee is an insect......dipped in honey. YUM!
Mine will grab anything that flies by. Bees, moths, wasp etc. They seem to love yellow jackets.
I will have to keep an eye on this, i have thought of raising bees my self
We have both and haven't had any problems. Of course, I don't think the girls have figured out where the bees are coming from . . .
You could always put chicken wire around the bee hive
Thanks for the answers! The No answer was what I hoped for.
I would like to put out maybe 10 hives in different locations to start, chicken wire would "bee" a pain! But is a option.
Hope to get more info from peeps that have both.
Guineas will camp at the door of the hive an eat every one that comes out!
While chicken wire would work to keep the chickens away from the hive (depending on where you are, you'll want electric fence around them anyway..no joke on that one!), that won't keep the bees away from the chickens!
Our hive is probably 100 feet away from our pen/coop. Bees often fly through the pen, but I've never seen a chicken go after one...that isn't to say it doesn't happen though. Also, there really isn't much in the chicken pen to capture the bees' interest.
We love having bees, and so far they have co-habitated with the chooks just fine! Good luck!