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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. Marketing Forum
    Im starting to sell my honey direct via local markets/fleas in a large market urban area. I have high end packaging and positioning it as a super-local (hives within 2 blocks of where I'm selling) premium product. My area has a lot of crunchy yuppies who would sign up to the idea and have...
  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
    Plant Pollinator Networks along a Gradient of Urbanisation Habitat loss is one of the principal causes of the current pollinator decline. Along an urbanisation gradient comprising four types of landscape contexts (semi-natural, agricultural, suburban, urban), we set up experimental plant...
  5. 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...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, I live in Chennai, India which has a tropical climate with the average temperature ranging between 18 - 38 °C (64-100 °F) and average rainfall is about 140 cm. The temperature sometimes can reach 42 °C (108 °F). Right now, I am in the process of learning the basics of beekeeping...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Hello new friends! I've been lurking on here awhile, figured it was time to get an account and say howdy. Originally from Arkansas, I've somehow made it out to Los Angeles and am a full time fashion designer, part time beekeeper. Yes, in the city. No, not on a roof top. At someone's house...
  8. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone. I live in Long Beach, CA, in the suburbs of LA. I'm new to all of this, as I just installed my first ever package of bees last weekend. It's been a real blast so far. I see a lot of activity around the hive, and I've been watching them come back loaded with pollen. I just hope...
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