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any bee-keepers here?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    I'm sure there are.

    How hard are bees to keep? What style hive do you recommend?
    And the bottom line...are they worthwhile to keep?


  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Don't have any right now, but going to order more in the spring. Our last ones just up and left a couple of years ago. They are very easy to keep and ohhh the fresh honey!
    We use some old square wooden hives, not sure of the proper name, they belonged to my Grandfather. They are very worthwhile in my opinion!
    I've only ordered bees a couple of times. You just put the queen in the place the instructions tell you and she will eat her way out of the "Candy" cage in a few days. We just poured the others in the box.
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I been thinking about bees the last few months and would like to know the same thing,mabe we need to check out the sister site if no one answers ya think?
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Our own moderator, Reinbeau, has bees and her honey is fabulous!!!!
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    How many bees/hives do you need to supply a family and some friends??
    How much honey does a hive provide?
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:I know..and shes right here in Mass.. [​IMG]
    I'm going to try to get a hold of her this spring.. maybe she can tell me how to get started... [​IMG] *hint.. hint*
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    If you need a cheap start then you could build a top bar hive. I have seen some plans online.

  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010

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