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The Clam

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Basics of beekeeping?
« on: November 01, 2016, 12:42:41 am »

So im interested in starting a small beekeeping operation and was wondering, what are the basics?
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LIBERTYNY

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Re: Basics of beekeeping?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 12:50:26 am »

Check the 2 threads directly above yours

beekeeping basics
beekeeping for beginners

Have a Agway close to you by chance ? ?  They have beekeeping classes, I imagine they could be found at cornell and library as well

A ton of great informative sites out their

http://www.kelleybees.com/
http://www.betterbee.com/
http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/default.asp


 By chance I just saw 'Ghost pepper honey' today    8)
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Re: Basics of beekeeping?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 10:58:50 pm »

Thanks for all the info, and whaat, that gives me an idea. Carolina reaper honey  ;)
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Re: Basics of beekeeping?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 01:10:15 am »

There's a LOT to it. If you have a more specific question I can answer it for you. :)

2 main types - Top bar and langstroth. Then there's bee types - italian, russian, etc.. All together you'll be looking at around 200$ absolute minimum to start off. I'd recommend spending at least 400$ and getting a decent kit and package of bees.
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Re: Basics of beekeeping?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 01:11:44 am »

You could just go au natural and hollow out a log, buy a package, and install. You won't get honey this way without destroying the hives though. You could also try to lure a swarm into said hive. If you went this route it would cost you around 10$. haha
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The Clam

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Re: Basics of beekeeping?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 11:44:55 pm »

Wow, I didn't even think about there being more than one type of honey bee lol, what kinda space requirements to you generally need?
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