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  1. #1
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    Default Any one else read about the bees seized??

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...ans-home?lite/

    Approximately 3 million bees were found swarming around a man's Queens, N.Y., home....

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Any one else read about the bees seized??

    Some fuzzy math there. Sad example for a beekeeper in the news.

    Lee Burough
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Any one else read about the bees seized??

    I understood the article to say that the owner had some 45 hives in the city. Too many by far! That is unless he had a really BIG back yard. I live in a small town and work hard at educating my neighbors, giving them honey and asking about how my bees affect their outdoor activities. All the neighbors have been wonderful and most appreciative of the honey.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Any one else read about the bees seized??

    From the local news....the yard was 20' x 30'. This is the type of guy that caused NYC to ban beekeeping many years ago. All you need is one moron.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Any one else read about the bees seized??

    Yep, and he robbed them of all their honey, most colonies weighed about 45lbs according to the local beek helping pick them up and said they probably wouldn't make it through winter.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Any one else read about the bees seized??

    He was selling his house, so maybe he took all the honey he could and was expecting the bees to starve...

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