Bee keeping

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BootedBantam, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. BootedBantam

    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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  2. TinyHouse

    TinyHouse New Member

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    Cool - thanks! I'm thinking about bees in the future.

    Remember what I said (just a few minutes ago....... ) about not having to take a class in order to learn about keeping worms? That doesn't apply to bees. It's ALWAYS a good idea to take a real "Beekeeping" class.

    I'm going to start attending the closest beekeeping associations monthly meetings (tomorrow night in fact) - those are free I think, but even if I need to become a member, the dues are something like $15-$25 a year. I'll worry about the actual class later on.
     

  3. BootedBantam

    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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    P.Allen Smith is doing a good video series on bees. google him.
     
  4. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    We will be adding a bee hive or two come spring. (again)

    It is a little on the scary side when you only see 2 honey bees all summer long. The last two hives were trashed by a mother bear and her two cubs. (sigh) So we are working on a fenced bee lot. LOL
     
  5. BootedBantam

    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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    Local honey is good for people who suffer from allergies or sinuses. I was told to stay with local honey within a 50 mile range. Something to do with the bees and local plants that cause the allergies. I suffer less from allergies since eating local honey daily, a teaspoon. I am fascinated by the bees, but no hive here!! Good luck with the bees!!
     
  6. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Honey is great for allergies, cough and sore throats... (etc) And you are right you need local honey. :)

    And like you I take a teaspoon each morning.
     
  7. BootedBantam

    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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    Here are bees on my sunflowers
     

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    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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    more bee photos
     

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  9. rkendrick

    rkendrick New Member

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    Thanks for the link. My husband wants to keep bees when he retires...which is pretty soon now.:D