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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    Seattle, WA
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    Default Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    I live in Washington State and I have just put up a colony of Mason Bees...a whopping 10 cocoons!! I have always wanted to have honey bees but thought I would start somewhere a bit easier. I would love to have any one's opinion on city/neighborhood keeping. People here in Seattle 'rent' out hives. It's not TOO city where I live! I hope to hear from someone! Maybe some advice about my little mason beauties? Thanks so much!
    Kel

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome Kel! We have more urban beekeepers than rural in Florida. It is actually encouraged by the state to displace unwanted sub-species and for pollination.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome to the site!

  4. #4
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    May 2012
    Location
    Litchfield, CT, USA
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    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome
    "Someday we will look back and realize someone was right...and conveniently forget we were the ones that were wrong."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
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    140

    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome Kel! If honeybees are where you interests truly lie, then there sno reason not to jump right in. Go for it!

    Brian
    Hobby Beekeeper - Second Year - Two Hives

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
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    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome to Beesource!

    I used to live in West Seattle on 26th Ave. I wasn't a honeybee keeper at that time, but would have no hesitation setting up a couple of hives if I was back there again. If you are interested in the regulations, here is a link:
    http://pugetsoundbees.org/resources/...-laws/#Seattle
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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    104

    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Congratulations on the Mason Bees and welcome to Beesource, Kel. Did you build the hive yourself or buy a commercial one? There seems to be a wide variety available from suppliers!
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    4,160

    Default Re: Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here!

    Welcome,
    There are bees in almost every city. If you see a bee, chances are its hive is less than 3 miles away.
    There are even people who keep beehives in apartment buildings, on balconies, & roof tops.
    Dan

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