bees

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by yoker, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you raise bees?
    How much honey can you get from how meny bees?
     
  2. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to backyardbees
     
  3. Chauntecleer's Keeper

    Chauntecleer's Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your favorite search engine and I am sure you can find everything you ever wanted to know. I was considering getting into beekeeping untill I found out how much it cost to get started. It can be pretty costly. I will probably do it one day if I ever find a good deal on some hives.
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are two questions that would have very long answers. My advice would get books..and join a Forum.
    Bio Bees has a great forum...with a lot of helpful people.
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  5. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I am geting a book soon.
    Can you legally catch honey bees that fly into your yard and use them?
     
  6. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it varys from state to state but yes in PA you can go out and collect swarms. Catching one or two bees isn't going to get you a hive. You will have to find a swarm. Which is when a queen and workers leave a hive....and are trying to find a new place to setup shop. This will usually happen in the spring/summer...there will be a ball of bees hanging from a limb or something in the woods or other likely locations. Easiest way is to just buy a package. Most package supplies are already sold out for 2009 though.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You need a queen and a drone, once the drone has done his thing, you're in business.

    But hey, really, go to the websites they've mentioned.
     

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