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Old 07.08.2009, 12:45
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Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

Recently I hear quite often that there aren't enough beekeepers/apiarists anymore and that some folks start installing apiaries on their balconies ...

Is anyone practising this lovely hobby by any chance?

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Old 07.08.2009, 13:11
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

If my neighbours kept bees on their balcony.. I would be mildly annoyed to say the least.
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Old 07.08.2009, 13:22
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

My father kept bees for years and my brother was allergic to the sting. There's nothing to worry about as long as you are neither allergic, nor one of those panicky people.

I'd prefer to have a beehive nearby than a wasps nest.

Also, fresh honey is definitely worth it.
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Old 07.08.2009, 13:23
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

I am interested, posted a thread earlier in the year beekeepers
but did not go any further. I know there is a beekeeper in our village, but not gone any further. I have some books on the subject.
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Old 07.08.2009, 14:00
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

http://www.alp.admin.ch/themen/00502...x.html?lang=en

sorry can't overwrite the link today for some reason but it is a link about beekeeping in Switzerland.

When I lived and worked in Portugal, we had a passionate German beekeeper come around asking whether he could set up his material in one of our unused halls and put some bee hives on our land. It was great to watch him work and get as much honey as we could handle for free
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yeah ... I wonder how I would react to that
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Old 07.08.2009, 14:02
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It was great to watch him work and get as much honey as we could handle for free
If I get set up with a swarm, Sada, I'll invite you round to watch me work. You may have to pay for the honey though...
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Old 07.08.2009, 14:07
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That sounds like some fun mister sharkey
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If I get set up with a swarm, Sada, I'll invite you round to watch me work. You may have to pay for the honey though...
make sure you dont get stung
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Old 07.08.2009, 14:13
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That sounds like some fun mister sharkey
Of course, bee stings are unpleasant, so you'll need some special clothing.

Might I suggest....

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Old 07.08.2009, 14:22
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

Its the weekend and time to play, I know I know ...

look at this girl, she is brave isn't she !!!

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look at this girl, she is brave isn't she !!!
Fair play to her. That's some necklace she has there, but I've seen worse...

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Old 07.08.2009, 15:15
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If my neighbours kept bees on their balcony.. I would be mildly annoyed to say the least.
Is that because you're not a beard freak

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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

Let us not forget the bee-briefs:

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Old 07.08.2009, 15:59
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How tickling ...
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

I understand that using beetles instead of bees is a cheap way of getting a bikini wax.
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

I'm doing my first steps in bee keeping - lots to learn...
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Old 08.08.2009, 09:48
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... and needs quite some equipment too, doesn't it !
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Old 08.08.2009, 19:26
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Re: Beekeepers, where are you ? ! !

It does - but costs are not higher than Skiing, for example.
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Old 08.08.2009, 19:38
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I wish you lots of luck,it keeps your mind of other evil things
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