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Bees and Beekeeping

Armando

New member
I am starting a blog on bees. This will begin a series of hopefully informative blogs on beekeeping as a local club will be making a very exciting announcement soon and will be inviting the public to join in.
Don't want to handle bees, but are curious about them and how they affect each and every one of us? They will be conducting educational courses on different facets of beekeeping.
The author of the information mentions reading different sections on the site. I will be posting these sections in different blogs.

http://crackercoast.com/crackerchat/entry.php/137-Is-Beekeeping-For-You
 
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ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
This sound very exciting Bees are so important to our local economy we should all understand them
 

Abby118

New member
My dad was always interested in beekeeping growing up, but my mom was allergic to them and wouldn't let him get a hive going. I've thought about it off and on as an adult, but I don't think my apartment complex would be too happy about it if I started a hive on my back patio!!
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
I still have plans to put two hives in as soon as I get my aquaculture tweeked.
 

Minnie

New member
This is something that my husband and I have been seriously considering getting into lately. We are starting a food product company and one of the most expensive ingredients in our product is honey, so I was thinking that if we can harvest our own it might save a lot of money. Plus, we would know the source of our honey and I like knowing where my food comes from.
 

Kotch

Member
I wish my neighbors behind me would get rid of their hive. Twice since May I have seen the bees swarm and go up in the tree in the yard. The first time I saw it I thought it was a bee hive in the tree but a couple days later it was gone. The second time they were in the tree for 4 days.I watched as the swarm grew and then moved up the tree branch. I hope they never come into my yard. Their box is on the other side of my fence. I have never seen any people over there only their dog who has a dog door that it uses to come outside. The bees did sting several guys last week that I had doing some yard work. I worry for my dogs safety.
 

TailTeaser

Chum Churner
I wish my neighbors behind me would get rid of their hive. Twice since May I have seen the bees swarm and go up in the tree in the yard. The first time I saw it I thought it was a bee hive in the tree but a couple days later it was gone. The second time they were in the tree for 4 days.I watched as the swarm grew and then moved up the tree branch. I hope they never come into my yard. Their box is on the other side of my fence. I have never seen any people over there only their dog who has a dog door that it uses to come outside. The bees did sting several guys last week that I had doing some yard work. I worry for my dogs safety.
That is crazy. I would be worried too.
 

DaleLambert

New member
Bees make me nervous too as I have a very several reaction to bee stings.
That is crazy. I would be worried too.
I wish my neighbors behind me would get rid of their hive. Twice since May I have seen the bees swarm and go up in the tree in the yard. The first time I saw it I thought it was a bee hive in the tree but a couple days later it was gone. The second time they were in the tree for 4 days.I watched as the swarm grew and then moved up the tree branch. I hope they never come into my yard. Their box is on the other side of my fence. I have never seen any people over there only their dog who has a dog door that it uses to come outside. The bees did sting several guys last week that I had doing some yard work. I worry for my dogs safety.

I did a quick search and this is what I found. They seem to be very docile when they are in the swarm. Hope the knowledge helps ease your fears a little. Im not sure it would mine if I was staring at a huge bees nest on a limb in the backyard.:bugout:





The queen is somewhere in that ball of bees, being protected by the worker bees. Often she is on the outer edges of the swarm. Without the queen in the new hive, their future looks bleak. They need her to sustain the workforce needed in the new hive.
The scout bees are flying about looking for a suitable cavity to call home.
When bees swarm, they are at their most docile state as a whole. They have no place to call home and no protection and no hive to protect. They’re eager to find some place to go.

That’s why finding a swarm hanging in a tree is so wonderful! Those bees are incredibly grateful when someone is able to provide a space for them, preferably one with wax foundation – even better if it’s pulled comb!
Once the queen is inside, all those thousands of bees become obedient little soldiers and march into the new hive with their little tails straight up in the air.
It’s an amazing sight.
These honey bees have accomplished their purpose – to reproduce themselves and to make honey. And the cycle will begin again in this new hive.http://thelazybfarm.com/why-do-honeybees-swarm
 

Kotch

Member
The swarms that I saw were much larger than in this picture. I would say it was a good 2 ft long if not longer. If they come into my yard I plan on calling a beekeeper.
 
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