honey bees eating agway layer pellets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fisher hen, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Fisher hen

    Fisher hen New Egg

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    Has anyone experienced honey bees going after layer pellets. Seems they are taking the smaller pieces back to the hive. Not a good end for bees in feeder, they are coated with pellet dust and die. I welcome any suggestions as how to separate bees from pellets. I have moved the feeder 30 feet away to no avail. They target the pellets where ever I put the feeder.
    Thank you,
     
  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I haven't had that happen so I'm not sure how to stop it but you might have luck asking members that are beekeepers:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/310974/a-bee-thread-for-those-interested-in-beekeeping/1890

    Also, I know a member that has both chickens and bees, if you send her a Private Message (PM), she may be able to help you out. You'll find the PM link in your upper right corner by your member name. Click on the PM link and a message box will open. Type in her name, 3goodeggs, enter a subject then type your question in the message box and hit Submit.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]NorthFLChick gave you some great info.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope you find a way to keep the bees away from the pellets!
     
  6. Fisher hen

    Fisher hen New Egg

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    Thanks,
    For now feeding scratch until I find a solution. Less dust and not so attractive to the bees.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I recall someone else writing in for information on getting the bees to buzz off. Sorry I can't remember what transpired. I wouldn't think bees could get nourishment from pellets.
     

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