Any Beekeepers out there?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Country Heart, Sep 16, 2011.

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  2. I want to be - have plans and dreams.

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  3. Someday, maybe.

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  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Any Beekeepers out there?
     
  2. bwagner1972

    bwagner1972 Out Of The Brooder

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    ME! I have 2 hives. This is my 3rd. year of keeping bees and it has been lots of fun.. You?
     
  3. En Plein Air Farms

    En Plein Air Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know if I'm a beekeeper, but I am a bee owner.
    I inherited the job first, for three years when caring for my FIL and his farm.
    After he passed I brought the hives home with me.

    considering how fragile bees are now I almost feel like it's my duty to work to maintain some hives, but it's expensive and sometimes time consuming. I appreciate everyone trying to do their best, that is for sure.

    I don't know if it helps but I go down and sit in front of their hive a few times a week and just visit with them, just like the do the hens. I love to listen to their stories.
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I'm a wanna be...but I have plans and dreams. [​IMG]

    Congratulations on making it to year 3. You must be doing something right! [​IMG]
     
  5. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bee-less at the moment [​IMG]
    I just moved from SoCal and decided that it wasn't practical to move my bees all the way to MO...
    so in the spring I'll start with new bees... can't wait! love the little critters and they're great for my garden!
     
  6. toochicky

    toochicky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have plans for a couple of hives. Been looking into for awhile now! [​IMG]
     
  7. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Well - it looks like no one has written off bees completely. I knew I was hanging with the right crowd. [​IMG]
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Had them, lost them, not in the right life positioning to obtain them again right now but think that anyone who can raise bees should raise bees just to preserve their kind.

    They are the only livestock who make their own food and clean out their own house.
     
  9. kbenz

    kbenz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 hives
     
  10. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let a friend keep her hive(s) [there was 2 but one did not make the winter] in my yard.
     

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