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MissBee_Haven
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« on: February 20, 2009, 06:52:34 PM »


Greetings, I am new to beekeeping. At the moment I am reading my first book on the subject, Keeping Bees by John Vivian. I wondering how much space is needed to keep honeybees?

I am in the county and not the city however I only have 1/3 of an acre. Still I keep hearing about bees being successfully kept in garages and on rooftops...while my acreage may not be ideal, if it at all feasable?

Thank in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 07:07:59 PM »

You can basicly keep bees anywhere.  1/3 acre is more than enough. Your bees will forage for miles around anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 07:09:44 PM »

Wonderful, thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 08:23:00 PM »

Lara,

Here is a good write up on yard size -> http://www.beemaster.com/site/honeybee/bee4you.html

John has a tiny yard as you can see


You might find the rest of Beemaster's beekeeping course helpful as well.
http://www.beemaster.com/site/honeybee/beehome.htm

BTW,  John Vivian's book is a good one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 01:34:08 AM »

I have .14 acres in the city and have 4 hives beside the house. No problems with the kids or neighbors.

There is only one hive in this pic but there is now 4 hives in this little fenced in area.

Click to enlarge!
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 10:53:06 AM »

Great Pics! I really appreciate it. I am interested in the Beemasters Beekeeping course. I don't think I will even get Bees until next spring and I want to learn as much as I can in advance. Off to peruse some more...

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