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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. Beekeeping 101
    Will be starting new this spring. I have 3 new hives, a standard Langstroth from Mann Lake, one langstroth I built using the mann lake as a guide, and one 52" Top Bar I built similar to Crowder and Bush's design . I live in the middle of suburbia but at the end corner of a development, the lots...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello Beesource Community, specifically you Top Bar folk, Please Allow me to introduce myself. I have been a longtime reader of Beesource but have never really posted. Name: Scott Jorgensen Location: Contra Costa County, Bay Area California. Plant zone 9b 4 years beekeeping experience in...
  4. Bee Forum
    I have a few backyard hives in an old settled neighborhood by the bay. When I first decided to keep bees, I was worried that there might not be enough pasture for bees here. So I asked one of the local bee club gurus about it. He's a sideliner with yards 30 miles north of the coast in a rural...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, We just moved our two hives into a suburban neighborhood and are concerned that our swarms might move into our neighbors' houses. I am wondering if anyone has seen any studies of urban beekeeping that tracks where swarms ultimately end up. We want to be good neighbors and not host bees...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I may order an Italian Queen soon to produce a pure breed. When this colony makes a queen cup (/queen cell, idk what to call them), can I simply remove it and keep it in a temperature controlled jar with holes in the top? If so, how to I remove it? What would I need to do to the cup to ensure...
  7. Bee Forum
    In a suburban environment, my land availability is limited. This means I must keep my bees where I regularly mow. Anybody know how they react to a mower nearby? What about even an edger? Also, if they get agitated, should smoking them a bit beforehand do the trick?
  8. Coffee Klatch
    Hi all. I've started another blog (I'm outta control!) called Suburban Ranching. Target readership: folks with 1-20 acres, where ranching is more of a hobby than a serious source of income. Also, "suburban" in location, although there's a lot of latitude in that, to be sure. Anyway, I'd love...
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