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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bradford County
Re: Bee keeping
Good advice matty, I am going into my third spring as a beekeeper. The first year I only had one hive and I lost it in a major september flood. This past spring I caught 2 swarms and had one package of bees, I also removed three hives from houses. So far three of my hives are still going. I just let them do their thing and not worry about constant inspecting and looking over the frames etc. I pull them from time to time but more to satisfy my own curiosity. If they are going to die I'm probably not going to be able to save them, if they are doing well I dont want to mess them up. Hopefully I will be able to harvest some honey this year.
I always wear a jacket, veil and gloves when handling my bees. I dont like getting stung and I've taken plenty of stings already. Mostly when removing established hives from a house. They are much more aggressive when they have honey and brood to protect.
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