View Poll Results: ABJ, BC or "I'll pass"

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  • I subscribe to Bee Culture

    27 25.23%
  • I subscribe to American Bee Journal

    15 14.02%
  • I subscribe to both journals

    50 46.73%
  • I don't subscribe to either journal

    15 14.02%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    9,394

    Default Beekeeping magazines

    Where does the membership come down on the journal front?
    Last edited by Barry; 05-08-2007 at 08:09 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Columbia, South Carolina USA
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    2,598

    Default

    I subscribe to both.

    Keith
    Bee Sting Honey - So Good, It Hurts!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Hanson, MA & Lebanon, ME
    Posts
    696

    Default

    We also subscribe to both.
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Owen, WI, USA
    Posts
    2,552

    Default

    We also subscribe to both.
    Sheri

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Whitefield, Maine USA
    Posts
    6,624

    Default

    I would like to subscribe to both, but haven't been able to see my way clear to cough up the bucks for ABJ yet. I'm on a budget. I'll get around to it eventually.
    Dulcius ex asperis

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    Default

    I only get BC, at this time.

    This is not a "dig" on BC, but perhaps my own "faults" of sorts. But as I get additional monthly copies, I find them sitting around longer and longer time periods before I get around to actually reading them.
    I guess when it comes down to it, beekeeping is not rocket science, and most "information" is just a rehash of sorts from just another persons perspective.

    I used to automatically spend the first hour after getting my hands on the latest copy reading away with excitement. That excitement is past, and now its just something else to occupy my time in a busy day.

    I can see how its hard to get a full magazine month after month of "fresh" perspectives and information, while trying to be enetertaining in some manner. That must be hard.

    I could probably do without my monthly bee mag. Now if were talking beesource, thats a whole other thing.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Southern Delaware
    Posts
    69

    Big Grin

    My wife subscribed me to both.....Madison...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Worthington, Pennsylvania USA
    Posts
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    Default

    I recieve both magazines and did not personally subscribe for either one--cool huh. Daughter gave me a subscription of Bee Culture and wife gave me a three year subscription to ABJ. I personally enjoy reading both equally.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Sparta, Tennessee
    Posts
    2,136

    Default

    I only subscribe to American Bee Journal. I've never even seen the others...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Farmington, New Mexico
    Posts
    6,547

    Default

    I don't subscribe to either currently. I did subscribe to both for several years.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Seattle, Washington State
    Posts
    4,398

    Default

    Well Bjorn.... when it comes in the mail, I smile... for the next few nights... maybe for a half hour before I go to bes, I read the articals. when I am done... I am sad .

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    White County, Arkansas
    Posts
    874
    I subscribe and enjoy both equally also. I like the Q&A's, legal, plant types, letters, articles...well everything.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Tacoma, Washington USA
    Posts
    332

    Big Grin From the 60s

    Though the drop out years of 86-05 i did not, i recall Juilan Jubaer (Kept By Bees-his handle) whom i knew and was so amazed that a man in a wheel chair could get on the ground and pull a two story colony across the ground and also travel to foriegn countires to attend bee congresses. Then there was the young girl in the midwest (my elder by two years) who swore bees worked better to the music of that new band, "The Beatles."

    That was GLEANINGS in Bee Culture, a small magazine.

    The big one was American Bee Journal, the one that has all that neat science in it and many more west coast bee breeders than GBC had. It was where i first became aware of the work of Steve Taber.

    Speedy Bee came later and was a news paper.

    I would, could i afford it, subscribe to them all, that list of bee publications in the back of ABJ and BC. I already know what i know, i want to know what all others know as well because it is simply the truth: I have no idea that is not worth smashing apart if new information proves it wrong. Avoiding being wrong is a sure way to stay that way, thus i read, think, try and go on learning.

    Chrissy Shaw

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sawyer, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    2,115

    Smile

    They both provide useful information. They help keep you current on new hive management techniques like Randy Olivers series on mite control. Unlike BjornBee, I still wait by the mailbox to receive the current issues.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Johnston, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    554

    Default Currently subscribe to BC. I'd like to subscribe to both.

    I'm looking into subscribing to both. My current subscrition to BC is a year subscription from my dad for Christmas. I'll need to cough up enough for ABJ.

    -Nathanael
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

  16. #16

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    Currently I would not go without either. I'd love to get an entomology journal with heavy bee emphasis.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Greenville, TX, USA
    Posts
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    Default

    I just want to say thanks for fixing the polls so we can see the results without voting.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fredericksburg, Va
    Posts
    796

    Default

    I am a flip-flopper. I started with BC and switched to ABJ about 3 years ago.
    Bee all you can Bee!
    http://www.hamiltonapiary.net

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Buda, Texas
    Posts
    922

    Default

    I tend to agree with Bjorn. It seems like I have already read most of the articles several times in past issues. The same subjects are rehashed over and over, which is understandable, but nevertheless becomes tedious. Beesource is a nice contrast, because it tends to be more progressive (actually progressive, not the liberal-hijacked meaning of the word, "progressive". Even "liberal" has come a long way from its actual meaning, but that is a subject for another forum)
    "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. " John 10:11

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Jackson, MO
    Posts
    1,858

    Default

    I subscribed to ABJ, my buddy subscribed to BC. We swapped magazines every month. Then his cash crisis led him to drop BC so I subscribed to it, but his interest in reading is fairly low so he doesn't ask for the magazines.

    Yes, there seems to be a redundancy of topics about every five years, but I'm just dumb enough that I need a refresher course every five years or sooner. I even enjoy reading the old magazines and have spent a fortune on e-bay finishing out my collection.

    While I subscribe to both, I enjoy how each magazine appears to be written to a different audience.

    Grant
    Jackson, MO
    Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives: https://www.createspace.com/4152725

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