Hello all! Wow what a find! A resource like this and I haven't happened across it till now..what!?! LOL:lookout:
I'm Travis and I have lived in Brewer for 2 yrs. Its a small community about 6 miles from the local town of Perryville located in....you guessed it....Perry County, MO. Prior to that I lived 9 yrs about 50 miles South in a town called Scott City.
I am a transplant from the state of Florida. There my parents have an 80 acre plot of ground that allowed for the keeping of bees. Dad had a swarm stop off at his work and a fellow workmate helped him get started with beekeeping in the mid 90's. Bees were around since. When I moved to Missouri, I had a swarm move into a trailer tongue and chased them out and hived them. This started my personal experience.
It seems that bees were easier to manage (can I really say "keep" as they work 24/7 and I just try to guide them in the direction that I wish them to go! LOL) in FL. Since the housing of my "tongue" bees, I have had a rough going of getting a hive to take. I say hive as when I checked to local laws in Scott City, MO it stated 1 sentence! "No person shall keep or attempt to keep honeybees within city limits."
I kept the 1 hive anyway, and after about 3 yrs of trying to get it to take, I finally did and actually got honey from it then we moved to Brewer. Since moving I am back at getting my hive to take. I live on 5 acres now and I am hoping to end up with 3-5 hives.
I look forward to using this forum to help achieve that goal! Thanks BeeSource!
Welcome to the forum. I grew up in Nixa and lived in Poplar Bluff from 2005 to 2007 before moving to Colorado. Great area you live in. In the late '70s - early '80s, I got started when a swarm stopped at my mother's house. I am getting back by building a TBH and, hopefully, getting a local swarm.
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