Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
October 23, 2014, 08:30:39 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Wanting to keep bees!  (Read 1270 times)
Tiny
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1

Location: Va. U. S. A.


WWW
« on: August 03, 2006, 08:11:40 AM »

I have always wanted to keep bees, I now have a place and some time, so here I go! I'm in Southwest Virginia, in the mountains! I know nothing about bees, but am willing to learn. I would appreciate any advice, or suggestions anyone may have.
Thanks. Tim
Logged

Bees are God's creation too.
melliphile
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 118


Location: Mayfield, Pa.


« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 08:55:36 AM »

Start by picking up a book on beekeeping.  Most beginner books contain the same info.  I went with Richard Bonney, but most any will do.  "Beekeeping for Dummies" was helpful becuase it contained alot of info.  Better yet, Dadant's "The Hive and the Honeybee" or A.I. Root's "The ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping".  They're both consdered "bibles" on the subject.  If you can locate another beekeeper around that would be invaluable, too.  Maybe you area has a beekeepers association.  I learned alot just from browsing catalogs.  Good luck!
Logged

"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." -Plato
Brian D. Bray
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 7369


Location: Anacortes, WA 98221

I really look like this, just ask Cindi.


WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 12:48:36 AM »

check out www.beekeepersvoice.com/mentors for a possible experienced beekeeper near you.
Logged

Life is a school.  What have you learned?   Brian      The greatest danger to our society is apathy, vote in every election!
manowar422
Guest
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 07:36:16 PM »

Well if I had to start over again, I would buy 2 Nucs
rather than spending money on package bees.

Your initial expense would be greater, but the bees
will build their stores faster and be able to maintain
their population at higher levels.

I also agree with the other posts, a mentor would be of great value!

BTW, Welcome to the forum
Logged
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 13759


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 02:07:38 PM »

Here's my advice.
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnewbees.htm

Also you may as well start out lazy:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslazy.htm

http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.194 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page October 20, 2014, 06:54:40 PM