Beekeeping forum: Beekeeping classes online

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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 14, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Before starting our first hive our family took beekeeping classes from Dr Keith S Delaplane (University of Georgia) via the television series as "A year in the life of an Apiary"; also available in video and book form.

But I see a new online class available from the Mountain Sweet Honey Company. Hurray!
http://mountainsweethoney.com/...
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Aug 15, 2017 11:43 AM CST

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Sometimes local beekeeping clubs hold classes .
Sometimes local beekeepers will mentor a new beekeeper
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 27, 2018 8:32 AM CST
I have often wanted to set up a hive in my front field. I don't like honey (I use less than 8 oz every couple years), so am not interested in harvesting. Would it be possible to just have a passive hive, just let the bees do their thing?
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Apr 27, 2018 1:22 PM CST

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Yes it is possible to have a hive and not harvest the honey. Honey bees can pretty much take care of themselves. If home conditions get too dangerous for them they just move out and find a new home.
That said, there is always a beekeeper willing to tend the hive for you in exchange for th honey.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 27, 2018 2:04 PM CST
Ha ha - love it Mindy -- always a willing beerkeeper! Sometimes typos are great. But seriously, thanks. I'll check with my local bee people and see if perhaps someone wants to tend a hive, or just get info on how to get set up.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Apr 28, 2018 7:14 AM CST

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Oops sorry about that. Not a good idea to type while itching from poison ivy on the hands and wrists.
Don't let any beekeeper try to take advantage of you if you go that route; your place is full of plants the bees love especially your herb garden
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Apr 28, 2018 10:07 AM CST
I would just be happy to have the bees here. I'd even bring the keepers a cold beer.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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