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  1. #1
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    Default Neat Beekeeping Site

    All,

    I just found this beekeeping site that allows you to post the location of your hives (more or less) and tag it as a beekeeper, aspiring beekeeper, Bee Supplier, Beekeeper offering training, or a hoster (I think this is someone willing to "host" your bees on their land.

    It seems to be a new site as it only has a few "pins" in the good Ole US of A.

    What do you think? By the way, I put my "pin" in a round about location for safe keeping, in Shreveport LA.

    http://www.co-operative.coop/Plan-Be.../Hive-Talking/

    Alex
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Uh where is the link?
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Considering that the map shows a grand total of 10 (ten) beekeeping sites in the USA, I don't think this will be particularly useful for USA beekeepers any time soon.
    Graham
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    The only way for the site to work is to get the word out and get beekeepers to participate. You could try social media like Facebook to get more people involved also. The idea does appeal to me but how do you know it isn't a way for less than honorable people to pilfer your hives? I could see how it could be useful though once more people have gotten involved.
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Sounds like they've covered just about all the information you'd want in order to plan a theft. Just sayin'.

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Quote Originally Posted by justusflynns View Post
    Sounds like they've covered just about all the information you'd want in order to plan a theft. Just sayin'.
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    While some may use this information for less that honerable actions that can be negated with a little OPSEC or INFOSEC by placing your "pin" a considerable distance from your actual hive. For example my site in Shreveport, LA is not the "actual" spot but it the general location is close enough to convey the fact that a beekeeper has bees in the area.

    If however, you run a bee supply business or sell honey from a given location accuracy counts. It is up to you, the individual.

    As for the number of hives shown, this is a UK based website, just look at the number of hives there.

    I added mine, and I am going to give this info the the folks in my beekeeping club. The more folks that participate, the better the site will get.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Alex
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Since I generally try to keep the opinion that most people aren't out and out thieves I put myself on the map too. Like I said in my earlier post the more beeks involved the more useful the site will be.
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Alex,
    Do you (or did you) have about 3-4 hives located near a tree line about 200 feet off of a path running through a field from Elk Way to Champion Lake? Not sure when google last updated, but you have a real nice paint job on one of them.

    Not trying to rain on your parade, I just don't see the benefit. And it only takes one bad apple. Someone recently posted some info about having lots of hives stolen. Sincerely hope it doesn't cause you any problems.

    Best wishes,
    Doug

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    Doug,

    No I don't, but I'll try to locate the hives that you are talking about. What was so special about the paint job anyway?

    Alex
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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    It is special because you can see it in the high resolution Google aerial photos

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    what fishman said

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    Default Re: Neat Beekeeping Site

    If you like that one try this one https://hivetracks.com/Default.aspx
    Its for beekeepers you can make you're beeyards private or public.
    Dan

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