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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
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    Madison WI USA
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    Default Any good videos?

    I'm trying to convince my husband to let me start beekeeping in our backyard. The city just passed a new beekeeping ordinance a few weeks ago to allow beekeeping in the city. I've taken a class through the local beekeeping club and I think I'm ready. But my husband is quite worried about how having a hive will affect our small backyard. He thinks that seeing a video of urban beekeeping might help. So, can anyone help with some links to good videos?

  2. #2
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    YouTube and Vimeo are full of them. A little searching should turn up a lot of options.

    Brian
    Last edited by Benthic; 03-30-2012 at 11:23 AM. Reason: Added links to "Urban Beekeping" on each site.

  3. #3
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    Milwaukee, WI
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    Welcome Athena!

    Good luck with your hive. Think very carefully about the placement of the hive, as you may be able to mitigate your husband's fears to directing the bees away from his favorite spots. Forcing them to fly up and over an obstacle will also help keep the bees from being as intimidating.

  4. #4
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    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    Welcome.
    Its easier to ask for forgiveness than.......

    I find it less stressful for everyone if I just go ahead with my plans!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    Even better than a video, see if a member of your beekeeping club will give your husband a quick tour of their yard, preferably one in a small backyard. Nothing like hands on experience that he can see for himself.
    To everything there is a season....

  6. #6
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    Madison WI USA
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    Thanks everyone. Due to the city regulations the hive has to go pretty much in the middle of yard so there isn't a place to put it out of the way. It's on a hill and I'm planning to plant bushes around it so the bees should be mostly up above us. I'm going to a beekeeping meeting on Tuesday and I'll see if I can find someone willing to give us a tour of their yard. Timing is a bit tight though so I'll look through the videos on youtube and see if I can find something good.

  7. #7
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Any good videos?

    Put up a mesh trellis six foot high and plant sweet peas or pole beans or some quick growing viney things and the bees will be out of site in no time.

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