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  1. Re: Good news and bad news from our first hive...

    msapostol - I have been doing some research and I learned that any sting on the head/neck is very serious, people who don't normally have a reaction to a sting can have one when stung in that area.
  2. Re: Good news and bad news from our first hive...

    This is really interesting, I feel a lot better about the honey bees then. It sounds like it is most likely that I'm just allergic to wasps/yellowjacket type stings then. I will still go get...
  3. Re: Good news and bad news from our first hive...

    Good idea guys, I didn't know you could get tested for honey bee venom specifically. I almost wonder if I got the reaction I did from being stung by those tiny little bee-like insects about a dozen...
  4. Good news and bad news from our first hive...

    So my husband and I successfully installed our package in late May. Did the queen re-check and she had made it safely out of the cage. Another week later we did an inspection, things looked great. ...
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    Re: New Hive, delay in package delivery...

    It was my understanding that for beginners, a package is best. I also fear that at such a late point in the season the supply of un-spoken for bees is probably already gone. That said, I have not...
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    New Hive, delay in package delivery...

    I am new at this, so bear with me if my question is pretty basic. My husband and I have purchased a package of bees from a company that is a few hours drive from us. We were set up to pick up our...
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    Re: So happy to join!

    :D I have decent karma, but that just doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely. The screen name is just one I use on the German Shepherd forums I belong to, and figured I might as well keep things...
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    Re: So happy to join!

    Yes, we do have at least one bear here (I saw him last summer), and from what I gathered from this site, electric seems to be the preferred and most foolproof method for protecting the hive. BUT, we...
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    Re: So happy to join!

    I live in a very small town called Black Creek. It is in Allegany county. It's about two hours south of Buffalo, near the PA line in the Southern Tier.

    I gotta say, I am already devouring this...
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    So happy to join!

    Greetings to everyone, my name is Leah and my husband Don and I just ordered our first bee kit and bees. We own 56 acres of woods in upstate NY, and I have a big garden that I'm looking forward to...
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