Tough Hydrant Hook Up

raybrag

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Cheapest way for a beekeeper to populate a new hive . . . capture a swarm. But it's work. With the crisis in beekeeping (beekeepers lose 30-40% of their hives overwintering due to varroa mites and other issues), it's bad to kill swarms. After all . . . bees are vital to vegetable and fruit growers . . . they pollinate all kinds of stuff you never thought about. From an ex-beekeeper.
 

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Reportedly, there are beekeepers and beehives on roofs of buildings all over Manhattan. One beehive in Red Hook was producing red honey. Turned out it was near Dell's Maraschino Cherries Co. on Dikeman Street.
 

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Honey is funny stuff. Its color depends almost entirely on what flowers were used by the bees to produce it. When we had hives, the farmer just down the road planted more than a thousand acres of cotton (he usually planted corn). Our honey that year was almost clear.
 

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Cheapest way for a beekeeper to populate a new hive . . . capture a swarm. But it's work. With the crisis in beekeeping (beekeepers lose 30-40% of their hives overwintering due to varroa mites and other issues), it's bad to kill swarms. After all . . . bees are vital to vegetable and fruit growers . . . they pollinate all kinds of stuff you never thought about. From an ex-beekeeper.
Oh jeez...just get them off the hydrant...
 

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Questions:

Were these bees armed and dangerous?
Were they all male?
Did they have their rights read to them?
Did the DA charge them?
Did they make bail?
 
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