I Would Like To Keep Bees

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    Urban Bees

    I have bee hives in my back yard (San Jose) and thought there might be other potential or active bee keepers in the Bay Area or US who would be interested in sharing experiences and advice. I am by no means an expert, and in fact when you ask 5 bee keepers a question you will get...
    BriansBees BriansBees
    56-60
    May 8, 2012

    I started beekeeping this year

    and I am slacking on getting them ready for the winter. I hope they do fine! I can also make sugar cakes for them. I live in a very cold climate- so they need to be properly protected in the winter. The cold doesn't kill them but the moisture will (they are so warm that they...
    Cooksterlook Cooksterlook
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Busy Bee

    The best way to help bees is to keep them,become part of a beekeeping group. or adopt a hive from a local group or if your in the UK,you can do this at the bbka. I started keeping bees 4 years ago,and its very rewarding,not just for the honey but the fact that your helping...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 16, 2010

    We Already Have The Hives And Bees

    but little idea how to look after them ! Does anyone have any tips?
    RoseQuartzWoman RoseQuartzWoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

    Would Love To ...

    I have always had a feeling that I would have a great affinity with bees.  I base this only on the fact that I feel comfortable around them and just find them fascinating.  And, yes I have been stung - once when I was a child.  I was at a Fairtrade event some...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    Bee Love

    I love bees.  I watch them while they are busy on my flowers. I admire their beautiful colours and markings. They are clever little things, they can find their way home from miles away.  I've noticed how they prefer purple flowers.  I like the way they carry...
    Tgilly Tgilly
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Mar 13, 2010
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