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Keeping bees out of the coop.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by webdawg, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    Found about 20 bees in the coop when I got home today.

    They are coming in the coop door now that my chicks are allowed to go out in the run.

    I always have a few bees around and I don't think there is a hive anywhere close, it's just the desert They seemed to be hanging around the feeder, not the water.

    I got them all out and locked up the coop for the night, but if I know bees they will be back.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a feral hive. All feral hives are to be considered "Africanized" in Arizona. Be very careful.

    Rufus
     
  3. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    What makes you say "Probably"?
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  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they're bees and not wasps? I've been reading a lot about bees lately (gonna get some!) and other than water, I can't imagine anything in there the bees could want. We have a few carpenter bees in our run, nesting in the wood, but they're very docile, and don't bother the chickens at all. (Although I've seen Pearl weaving back and forth following one with her eyes, waiting for it to get within reach! [​IMG] )
     
  5. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    They are bees.
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  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! Killer Bees!!!! [​IMG]

    Bee very careful. Those things are very unpredictable. Lawnmowers, tractors, ATV's and sometimes just cars set them off. It's the noise and vibration. I lived in Phoenix about 20 years back and they were just coming into the area. Hate to say it, but you may need a "professional" to come take care of the problem if it starts getting out of hand.
     

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