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Setting Up a Bee Yard: Getting the Bees

By Mindy03
November 4, 2011

The last step in setting up your bee yard is getting your bees. There are several varieties of honey bees and you need to choose which one is right for your climate and you.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 4, 2011 4:57 AM CST
It is! It is! It is! Fun, fascinating & unique.

Get hives, eat honey, have fun! One of the few hobbies that pays for itself & then some.

Get buzzy! Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 4, 2011 7:32 AM CST
LOL, Ann - how many boxes do you have? Hilarious!
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Nov 4, 2011 8:43 AM CST
She doesn't have any right now but you can tell she's still hooked on honey bees and must be sipping honey mead. How many are you planning to have once you get ready for them again Ann?

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2011 9:18 AM CST
Margaret, what kind of bee is the bee in the close up photo? What a great photo.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
Nov 4, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Lynn that is a Carniolan bee. Picture is from Wikimedia.

If you mouse over the pictures in my articles I give you more information about the picture.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Thank you Margaret, I went back and did that, great feature.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 4, 2011 11:01 AM CST
I don't have any at the moment but soon...very, very soon. We're thinking even before the house is finished being built. We're missing them little honeys. I love to feel them walking on you hands. Doesn't quite qualify as a tickle.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 5, 2011 12:38 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:We're missing them little honeys.



No pun intended, I'm sure..... Big Grin
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Nov 5, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Big Grin
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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