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  1. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I think I will shoot for 2 hives to start off with. I would have to learn how to repopulate a failing hive but at least it would possible if 1 hive was doing well.
  2. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I would not be doing any of it for money. I just enjoy producing food etc. myself. I grow a garden and will be growing an orchard, keep chickens for eggs and have thought about raising some meat...
  3. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I have been looking at the investment aspect of bee keeping. I am a person that has learned if I buy cheap stuff I end up going back and rebuying what I really wanted in the first place, which of...
  4. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    That is AWESOME! I had no idea you could that close to the hive without getting pelted! I will be careful who I get them from for sure! Sounds like the guy you recommended is a safe bet. Thanks...
  5. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    Thank You so much for the info! I will check it out the next time we go to Asheville, NC...looks to be close to on the way! So genetics play a part in the temperment of the hive?
  6. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    Thank You! I am going to dig in and educate myself and go from there. While I am thinking about bees I am going to dig some holes and start getting the soil ready for planting the orchard in the...
  7. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    Thank You Peter and Monica for the info! I have 2.5 acres so the hive could be out away from the house. My kids are old enough (9and 12) to stay away. If they bang on the hive, they deserve to get...
  8. Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I am in the process of planting a small family orchard and am considering adding a bee hive to the list to pollinate my fruit trees. I am concerned about having the hive as I have 2 children and we...
  9. Thread: New member in GA

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    Re: New member in GA

    Thank You for your kind welcome!
    I did some research and the beekeeper lives about 4 miles away. I am glad to hear his bees may pollinate for me. Actually it could be a good situation for both of...
  10. Thread: New member in GA

    by gg706
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    New member in GA

    Hello! I am new to Bee Source. I am planting a small family orchard and am considering adding bees to the list to pollinate my fruit trees. I ran into a man selling honey down the road and he...
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