Anybody have bees?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lesa, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am starting to explore the idea of having bees... I am wondering if anyone has any book or website recommendations that would be useful to a beginner? I planted a beautiful wildflower meadow this spring and now bees seem like a natural next step. Thank you for your help!
     
  2. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    please check with your county extension agents to see if there is a local beekeeping organization near you , your state may also have information on a web site .
    west virginia has info here


    http://www.wvagriculture.org/images/Literature/WVBeekeepersGuide.pdf



    good luck !!!
    we have 15 hives, it is a great hobby , we have evolved into a bussines with ours .
     
  3. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    just do a google search ,
    your state -dept of agriculture beekeeping


    and you should hit on something to find beekeepers near you.
    good luck!
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    One of the best books is Beekeeping for Dummies - great for folks just starting out! Good luck!

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  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    My dad keeps bees.
    They were having a bee problem at the pool (which he lives right beside through the woods) and some guy came down trying to tell my dad they were his bees and he was going to call the law if he didnt remove them.
    He told him there is no law against bees where he is since they are not considered livestock.
    Then he continued that they were being a nuisnace at the pool.
    My dad told him to prove that they were his bees then they will talk.
    The havent heard from the guy again.

    Thats the only problem they have come across with their bees but then again you always have that one neighbor. [​IMG]
    My dad really enjoys them and the honey they give.
    I would say go for it. As far as reading on them...
    I was looking in our market bulliten and they have classes for beginners in beekeeping.
    I would check to see if yall have something along those lines
     
  6. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to keep bees, however, I do not have the time to invest just yet.

    Here is a good site I ran across when I did some previous research.

    http://forum.beemaster.com/
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Reinbeau has bees. Why don't you PM her?
     
  8. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i started to do bees when i was in Florida. had them for about a month was going great. only got stung about 1,000 times [​IMG] the city told me i had to get rid of them.. i was so mad. my garden was looking great, flowers looking healthy. but i guess the neighbor weren't to happy with it and turned me in. i never bought bees though i just got some used bee hives that still had bees wax in it. they sat there for about a month and the bees just moved in.
     

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