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  1. Bee Forum
    The number of registered beekeepers in Florida, including bee hobbyists who keep hives in their backyards, has increased fivefold in the past decade. An estimated 520,000 bee colonies are managed across the state, up from about 158,000 a decade ago, partly because there are more bee enthusiasts...
  2. Bee Forum
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  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Show me your backyard/urban setup please! We're currently in a a rental (shhh, don't tell anyone my bees are in the backyard) while we house hunt. It's on the shortlist for homes that they have a spot to set up the girls, but I'm curious to know what works for those of you that are working in...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello, I know that it's best to place the hive where it's not going to be disturbed. Unfortunately I don't have a sunny enough spot like that, so I am contemplating on putting it on a veranda roof attached to the house. It's good in terms of the sun, wind and people being at least 9 feet...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I know it's supposed to move only three feet a day, so the girls can find their way back, but I'd like to speed up the process. (It's too close to my neighbor's driveway as is.) It seems like I could move them three feet at a time every twelve hours or so and they'd all find home. Actually, as...
  6. Bee Forum
    Beekeeping is on the rise in Pinellas County (w/video) http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/agriculture/beekeeping-is-on-the-rise-in-pinellas-county-wvideo/2201392
  7. Bee Forum
    Florida law helps fights to save dwindling honeybees Marcie Davis with her bee hives in her backyard, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Marcie Davis heard the state had changed a law to allow backyard bee hives, she decided to become a "foster mother" and contacted a registered beekeeper to put hives on...
  8. Bee Forum
    In a Maitland backyard, there's an unusual buzz in the air. It's bees. Thousands and thousands of bees. Dorine Olive and Chuck Fletcher have a whole colony of the insects, and it's time for the honey harvest. Like backyard chickens, backyard beekeeping has become something of a trend. (Orlando...
  9. Bee Forum
    The buzz about the decreasing honeybee population has motivated some Floridians to invest in a new hobby. Each year, the nation’s population of honeybees declines by more than 30 percent. Meanwhile, the number of Floridian beekeepers has nearly tripled in the past decade, with more than 2,700...
  10. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Hello Bee Lovers! Great news! For the second year, GAB Club will be working with SFCC to provide a course - Backyard Beekeeping. You may register at the following site; click on "Take a Class": http://www.sfcollege.edu/cied/communityed/index.php?section=housegarden This is an excellent...
  11. Bee Forum
    Life in South Florida is suddenly sweet for the humble honeybee. Disease may be ravaging its population, but the industrious insect has never been more popular. And South Florida beekeepers are swarming to meet the demand."Healthy and on the incline," is how Ryan Willingham, apiary inspector...
  12. Bee Forum
    Thousands of backyard beekeepers get a buzz from honey hobby By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley The Miami Herald By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley Special to The Miami Herald It used to be that just about the only choice you had when purchasing honey was whether to buy it in a glass jar or a chubby plastic...
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