Central Mississippi - Introduction
Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a few weeks and thought it was time
for an introduction.
My name is Darlene and I am a 51 year old grandmother of 5 looking to
start keeping bees in the spring of 2014.
We're in Leake County Mississippi, smack dab in the middle of the state.
We have 34 acres of land, which is mainly wooded. Of course, we will be
planting bee friendly plants and flowers in our open areas.
I found a beek right up the road from me, but it looks like they're only
in their 2nd or 3rd year. Still...some experience is better than none,
right? I will be contacting this gent to see if he'll allow me to tag along
for some hands on. There is also a beek association (with monthly meetings),
but it's an hour away (and at night), so it's not likely I'll be able to get
there very often. Will be joining regardless.
I am interested in keeping bees because of:
1) Bees dying off (I've seen *3* honey bees this year. That is SCARY!)
2) Pollination for garden
4) Self sufficiency
5) Honey (or as my oldest son calls it, "oh-so-delicious bee spit")
I was able to find a local (within 35 miles) beek who sells nucs. I am so
excited about getting local bees!
A big THANK YOU to all who participate/contribute/run this forum. Your
experience/expertise is priceless as I fumble my way along.