WHO HAS HONEY BEE'S

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by themule69, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Just wondering who has honey bees? how are your bees doing this year?


    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wish I had some land so I could have Bees and a nice Garden and Livestock...I know , Greed is showing it's Ugly face.[​IMG]  Shame on me...[​IMG]
     
  3. Stan

    city bees do better than country bees.

    Happy smoken my friend.

    David
     
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i'd be curious if anyone here has city bee's...i'd be interested in setting up a hive.  maybe the fellas in the Gardening area would know more...
     
  5. Dougmays.

    I have 15 hives at present. They are country bees. As a kid we had city bees. City bees out preform others because people in town have things planted in their yards that bloom at differant times. They also water more.  in the country. Their may be row crops. but if it is the same crop over houndreds of acres. when the bloom is over so is the honey flow.A bee will travel 1.5 miles or up to 3 miles if they have to.

    This is a tree rescue i did.


    My bee vac. I call it my bee zoo. I can vacuum bees into a hive that way




    A swarm out of one of my hives


    Happy smoken.

    David
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013
  6. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Not at all Tex..You have the right to dream just like the rest of us...all I need is the Bee`s...
     
  8. choupic

    choupic Fire Starter

    Bees are really neat . I'm hoping to eventually get some bee boxes . A friend of mine has bees and he brings fresh honey to work . Wow ! Really good stuff , and very interesting to learn about .
     
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    thanks guys!

    Dave - is it alot of work? i'm concerned with bees stinging my neighbors..i live in a closely coupled neighborhood.
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Doug there are some things you can do to keep the bees flight path higher like put the hive facing a section of high privacy fence making them go up higher than they normally do. Do any of your neighbors have swimming pools?

    I have some hives but they are in the country as well
     
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll ask some of the Bee Keepers around here about a Hive Box. I think it will be O.K. here in town.

    I bold enough to ask, how you gonna find out???
     
  12. Doug like pineywoods said just give them an obstical and they will fly over it. they will normally fly around 15" so as not to hit things. if you have flowers you have bees any way. might as well have a little honey for your sauce. here is a couple of pics of my bee yard.

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    4 pollen trap on the bottom of this hive


    Happy smoken my friends.

    David
     
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    great info! thanks y'all!
     
  14. I have always wanted to get bees. Due to my profession I have no idea when I may move or be gone fr a period of time. This may have to wait till retirement.
     
  15. HOLLIDAY i understand, i traveled for a living for 23 years. may have to go back to it. But intill then i will always have a friend to [​IMG]. i sure do injoy my bees. just collected pollen and closed the pollen trap. for a few days.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    My bees seem to be doing alright. These hives are at my place and I have another 8-10 at a friend's place and should be bringing them here some time this week

     
  17. Looks like you have happy bees. In florida do you have to have them inspected to move a hive?

    David
     
  18. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    We have to have them inspected once a year but don't have to do anything to move them within the state other than that
     
  19. here in arkansas they have to be inspected everytime you move a hive.

    I enjoy my bees

    David
     
  20. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Do  you guys plant any special flowers (sunflowers, fruit trees, etc...) to get a exact flavor profile in your honey or let them run free and get what you get?
     

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