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    Bee Keepers Do It Better!!

    May 2009
    So. OREGON.
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    The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    Hey''all Everybody....just thought I'd introduce my self. (Yep I'm A greenie)
    I'm semi retired right now,and love to keep bees. its a wonderful business to be in.
    ,,besides treasure hunting) I live in Southern Oregon,Although I was raised in Tacoma Wa.
    I'm one of the only certified Organic Bee Keepers in So. Oregon.,,and proud of it.
    Although...since keeping bees I've managed to gain a few extra unwanted pounds, even though
    the work is strenious? go figure. will post some pics soon. Tor

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    Sep 2008
    CSRA
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    I've always been facinated with keeping bees. I figure, when I retire from the Army in a few years, I'd like to get started. I've been reading The Honeybee and the Hive and I've sent away for numerous supplier catalogs, just to get the lingo and terms down. Anything you can suggest, before I tumble headlong into it?

    BTW, how are colonies faring there in S. OR? is colony colapse affecting them as bad in your area? I haven't had too much time lately to keep up on that news front, with a new job and all...
    -Airborne1092

    bellum est praesto

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    Feb 2008
    Morgantown,WV
    Bounty Hunter Landstar
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    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    Want to hear more ,as well . I was well on my way into this and handling bees without protective gear when my mentor suddenly developed a near fatal reaction to bee stings .
    I got a divorce shortly thereafter and beekeeping went into limbo until now . I have time enough now to devote to hives of bees .
    Wolfpack forever

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    Beep beep 'm beep beep Yeah

    Dec 2004
    Brentwood, NH
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    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    Great hobby. I too am curious if Colony collapse disorder has been a problem out there yet? My sister had a pair of hives that died off in Connecticut due to it a couple of years ago. I miss the honey she used to dole out during the holidays.
    Former Caveman... my brain shrunk.

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    Dec 2008
    VALLEY ALABAMA
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    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    my grand father was a bee keeper. i remember watching him (from a distance) as a kid. it amazed me how he would harvest the hives with just a hood and a smoke kettle. he would put an old rag soaked with oil and light it. he got stung a few times but not much. mostly when he would mistakenly crush a bee between his fingers and the hive
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  6. #6
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    Bee Keepers Do It Better!!

    May 2009
    So. OREGON.
    GP-EXTREME, LST, XLT.
    80

    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    Hey'' thanks for everybodys interest,and feedback. Just got done Extracting about 800 pounds of honey..its a very HOT & STICKY job.
    This is the kind of job you either LOVE,or LOVE to hate. C.C.D ?...I've been keeping bees now for about 8 yrs. and so far I have never lost bees do to a collapse disorder.
    ....so far. I guess I've been lucky. you know the old saying...if it were easy , everybody would be doing it !
    to me its very rewarding, I get to travel,and I get to travel,and wait I already said that. Anywho..Don't forget to vote.

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    Dec 2008
    VALLEY ALABAMA
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    Re: The Art of Bee Keeping.....

    have you ever had any trouble with fungus? i seem to remember my grandfather talking about it
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