Bee’s for honey

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  • #610
    Chuckd
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    Hello all,

    I started keeping bee’s last year. It has been fun and can be good for the garden. You can go on line and get all the supplies you need at http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false They will mail you the bee’s. You need the hives before you get the bees to prepair them. The honey is good also. I use if in place of suger. If things go bad, this is a good item to have aroung to help with the garden and for the sweetner.

    #55368
    kymber
    Member

    Welcome Chuckd and thanks for the link. Seems like we will be sucking your head dry over the next few weeks about bees. i want to try bees this year so i am very glad to have made your acquaintance! expect a million questions k?

    #55369
    Chuckd
    Member

    I like to share information. its not a problem.

    #55370
    RobinLG
    Member

    I was told that honey never goes bad it just crystallizes.

    #55371
    mmpaints
    Participant

    welcome and I look forward to reading more about your bees!

    #55372

    Welcome Chuckd, thanks for the link! Wife and I were talking about bees

    #55373
    thriftymmm
    Member

    we have some bees too, also you can make candles out of the wax. that would be beneficial.

    #55374
    mmpaints
    Participant

    Sure would but what if yer allergic to bee stings?

    #55375
    ponymama44
    Member

    dont get stung! jk – make your other half do the bee keeping

    #55376
    mmpaints
    Participant

    LOL, I hear that! Nope, that won’t work, I end up always doing it in the long run. Maybe I can get a close pal to do the bees and trade them out of the honey…….

    #55377
    Chuckd
    Member

    I have a bee suit and I dont get stung any more. You have to take your time and use the smoker. Also it will turn to sugger if stored for a long time. I feed it back to the bees if this happens. I would sugest finding someone in your area and help them. You will learn a lot. The kits have videos if you cant find someone to help you.

    #55378
    native87
    Member

    Bees are great in so many ways. And if things bet really bad…………..coffee flour tea salt and most important SUGAR will be as gold. So, having a sweetener around is a plus for anyhting. Also the bees wax is used for so much also. Great decision to get into that.

    #55379
    ponymama44
    Member

    We ( I ) want to do bees too, Last summer a friend of a friend was going to bring us her old hive that they lost interest in so I din’t budget for one but they never manged to come thur. When is the best time to establish a colony?

    #55380
    thriftymmm
    Member

    We got the bee suits, gloves, helmets, pants and all—but we forgot the smoker. For me it was the funniest thing i had ever seen-for my sons and husband, it was a nightmare. To explain, we purchased 4 hives from a formal bee man, order our suits , when they arrived we set off to get the bees. needless to say without a smoker those bees get really mad. My poor family got stung, alot! My youngest son even dove into the creek for protection and still got stung. i have been informed the bees are now my job. I have a smoker on order. But yes honey is a very important item to have in a crisis.

    #55381
    kymber
    Member

    bahahahahahaha – oh thriftymmm – i don’t mean to laugh but how awful – and funny! so sorry to hear about all the bee stings but really glad to hear that you have the smoker on order!!! bahahahaha!

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