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post #21 of 27

One of the biggest problems keeping bees in an urban environment is that they tend to make use of clean water sources instead of the naturally occurring water.  That is they like the water in the neighbor's pool and dog dishes  This brings them into contact with people and once your neighbor knows you have bees anytime someone gets stung it is your bee that did it.              Most of the people I have met that sell honey simply strain it to remove the larger pieces of wax and bee.   Their honey is cloudy and will generally have a slight layer of wax and pollen floating on the top of it.   The honey tastes like the flowers the bees visited and contains large amounts of pollen.  People that have a problem with allergies find that incorporating this raw honey in their daily meals helps them build a resistance to the local allergens. 

 

 

 

 

 

post #22 of 27

May your efforts be fruitful and multiply. And I mean Multiply. Bee populations are at historic lows and experts are having a hard time figuring out why. Good luck to you guys and send some bees this way when your hives expand.

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by alblancher View Post

One of the biggest problems keeping bees in an urban environment is that they tend to make use of clean water sources instead of the naturally occurring water.  That is they like the water in the neighbor's pool and dog dishes  This brings them into contact with people and once your neighbor knows you have bees anytime someone gets stung it is your bee that did it.              Most of the people I have met that sell honey simply strain it to remove the larger pieces of wax and bee.   Their honey is cloudy and will generally have a slight layer of wax and pollen floating on the top of it.   The honey tastes like the flowers the bees visited and contains large amounts of pollen.  People that have a problem with allergies find that incorporating this raw honey in their daily meals helps them build a resistance to the local allergens. 

 

 

 

 

 


Not to mention that it's some of the best tasting honey out there!
 

 

post #24 of 27

Who's the guy with the pith helmet? Was he giving the seminar? just wondering why his setup is different than everyone elses..

post #25 of 27

I've always wanted some honey bees here on the farm, may have to learn more about keeping them.

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pit 4 Brains View Post

Who's the guy with the pith helmet? Was he giving the seminar? just wondering why his setup is different than everyone elses..



Pete they just brought a bunch of protective clothing they had and so there was different types and styles there. A few people brought their own as well

post #27 of 27

 

BEES PROTECT KENYAN CROPS FROM ELEPHANTS

 

http://news.discovery.com/animals/elephants-bees-111122.html

 

Just did a report on this for therapy class!

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