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bee keeping in the Adirondacks????? ANY INFO??
« on: February 10, 2008, 07:55:01 PM »
 I would really like to start bee keeping.  I live in Lake Placid and am very concerned about the bears.  Does anybody have some suggestions on getting a good start and being successful.  I would really love an indoor observation hive - but again the bears have a pretty good nose and I feel they would be too close for comfort.  So has anybody had success with a certain kind of set up that is somewhat bear "proof"?   

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Re: bee keeping in the Adirondacks????? ANY INFO??
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 10:10:33 AM »
Welcome to the forums.

There are several discussion on bears taking place here in the forums. You can use the search function to help find them.

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Re: bee keeping in the Adirondacks????? ANY INFO??
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 11:12:28 AM »
tobeeornottobee. Welcome to our forum, this is a wonderful and great place to spend time and learn.  Ask questions, all questions are important and will get great answers.  You have entered into a field of life that will keep you under the "spell of the honeybee". I love that phrase, it is so depictive of what happens when you keep bees, you ain't seen nothin' yet.  Enjoy your time here, it is a wonderful place to spend this time, and have a wonderful day, great day, love our earth. Cindi
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Re: bee keeping in the Adirondacks????? ANY INFO??
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 08:11:15 PM »
I would really like to start bee keeping.  I live in Lake Placid and am very concerned about the bears.  Does anybody have some suggestions on getting a good start and being successful.  I would really love an indoor observation hive - but again the bears have a pretty good nose and I feel they would be too close for comfort.  So has anybody had success with a certain kind of set up that is somewhat bear "proof"?   

Here are two threads to get you started:

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