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Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
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The Ebay bug bit and I will have more than enough equipment to get started, planning on three hives, 2 normal 10 frame langstroth in addition to the flowhive.


Haha. I know the feeling Cave. It’s an addicting hobby! Try to find a local
Bee club or beekeeper to hang with while they’re working with their bees. You’ll learn a lot just by watching.
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Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
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How safe is it to setup a minimal amount of hives in this size area?


Poochie, you have plenty room. Your neighbors won’t even know you have hives if they don’t see them. Bees disperse very quickly after exiting the hive.


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cave canem
Mississippi St. Fan
pullarius dominus
Member since Oct 2012
9066 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
yep, you have my contact info



jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3856 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Sent you a text yesterday. Did you get it?


cave canem
Mississippi St. Fan
pullarius dominus
Member since Oct 2012
9066 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
sorry my man, that was my home number.

Will send you cell


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Columbia
Houston Astros Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
1999 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Is it worth turning a small bee operation into a small business to reap any sort of Gov tax breaks?


Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I’m not sure man. I just do it as a hobby.


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TheriotAF
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2013
696 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Thanks, the only thing I would be worried about would be the kids in the backyard. We have a swing set and they spend a lot of time back there.

I’ve thought about if I were to have one in the backyard, to put it in the northwest corner and put some azalea bushes in front. The bushes acting as a natural barrier to keep kids away while at the same time forcing the bees to elevate their flight path.

Is this the right line of thinking?


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3856 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I dont have anything in front of mine and they get on up pretty quick.

Wouldnt hurt i dont suppose if it didnt block out sun for them


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Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Sounds like a good plan to me. Just make sure the hive is turned away from the swing set. The back side of hives have very little bee traffic.


TheriotAF
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2013
696 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?


I guess I could always put it in the NE corner and face it due south.

I will definitely wait at least a year though and do some thorough research.


Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
YouTube and Beekeeping For Dummies.

You’ll be an expert afterwards.


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Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
It’s time to hang your swarm traps if you have any.


Chuker
Tennessee Tech Fan
Cream & Juke Mines of Nars
Member since Nov 2015
6387 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Is it true that you're not supppose to face the front of a hive near a roadway because they fly straight out and get smacked by cars? I've heard doing this can actually affect bee numbers.


Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
If the hive is close to the road, I suppose it could happen. Bees gain elevation pretty quickly when they leave the hive though.


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TheCurmudgeon
LSU Fan
SE Louisiana, unfortunately
Member since Aug 2014
1006 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
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It’s time to hang your swarm traps if you have any.


Found a wild colony in the woods near the house. Putting a trap out there later today. Wish me luck!


Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Perfect timing man. Just don’t put it right next to the hive. I’d hang it about 100 feet away.


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3856 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I put out a nuc on a deer stand i have in the woods. Hoping to go back to find a bee filed nuc

Planning to put a couple more out aroud my house but i probably should start checking for queen cells and prevent the split


Bee Man
LSU Fan
Hester, LA
Member since Mar 2018
149 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
They say that putting a swarm trap along the edge of a tree line increases your chances.


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3856 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Friend had a swarm at his house in houma.

Must be startinf


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