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Title: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Meso_z on March 05, 2012, 10:36:27 AM
Im thinking of giving it a try.. for hobby firstly and then slowly proceed into extracting honey for sale.

And maybe export into other countries.

Opinions please



Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: tommywishbone on March 05, 2012, 10:38:32 AM
Whatever you say honey. 


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Tito24 on March 05, 2012, 10:40:49 AM
If I could just leave my body for a night


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: dr.chimps on March 05, 2012, 10:51:05 AM
You'd best first watch 'Ulee's Gold.' Dangerous occupation, oh my brother.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: hrspwr on March 05, 2012, 10:55:11 AM
fuckin hate bees.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Tapeworm on March 05, 2012, 12:04:31 PM
Sure, I made all my money in honey.  You'll grow rich beyond your wildest dreams!


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: SilverSpoon on March 05, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
Great hobby.

Lots of interesting books on the subject, especially some books from the turn of the 20th century, available on Amazon.

I wish Amazon had been around when I got into it, as the best books are pretty much the top 5 listed there.

Raw honey with cappings + ACV = health and longevity.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: mass243 on March 05, 2012, 12:36:56 PM

One distant family friend does this.

All I know is that he looks like epic nerd !


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: King Shizzo on March 05, 2012, 12:39:50 PM
I kept reading this as "bookkeeping". Then I wondered why people were talking about honey?  I'm a moron.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on March 05, 2012, 12:41:53 PM
it's very common these days.  All of the kids are doing it.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: dustin on March 05, 2012, 12:42:38 PM
Expect a cease and desist letter from Vince Goodrum's prestigious and high priced lawyer. >:( ;D


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Voland on March 05, 2012, 12:44:15 PM
very common among serial killers.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: BB on March 05, 2012, 12:47:30 PM
You could also grow a cool bee beard -

(http://amishamerica.com/images/bee-beard.jpg). (http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2009/11/bee_beard_lg.jpg).


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: MB on March 05, 2012, 12:48:33 PM
Sure, I made all my money in honey.  You'll grow rich beyond your wildest dreams!

Dogsitting's a good one as well. 


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Grape Ape on March 05, 2012, 12:51:42 PM
Raise Agave bees.  Agave syrup tastes better than honey.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Princess L on March 05, 2012, 12:52:42 PM
My grandfather raised honey bees.  Scared the crap out of me.  He also had orange groves, so I guess it would've been orange blossom honey.

From what I understand, to reap the health benefits of honey, it should come from a source relatively local to you.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Tapeworm on March 05, 2012, 04:25:16 PM
Dogsitting's a good one as well. 

True, but if they're only little you need one for each cheek.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: sync pulse on March 05, 2012, 05:07:11 PM
You used to be able to get supplies from Sears...I bet the Tractor Supply would have something.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Hulkotron on March 05, 2012, 05:09:04 PM
I bee keeping your mom satisfied on a consistent basis






























 ;D


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: wes on March 05, 2012, 05:46:32 PM
Expect a cease and desist letter from Vince Goodrum's prestigious and high priced lawyer. >:( ;D
:D


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: wes on March 05, 2012, 05:47:29 PM
You could also grow a cool bee beard -

(http://amishamerica.com/images/bee-beard.jpg). (http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2009/11/bee_beard_lg.jpg).
Epic beards.............man! 


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Metabolic on March 05, 2012, 05:50:49 PM
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You are teh gayest.



Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: chaos on March 05, 2012, 07:05:19 PM
This is the gayest thread on an internet forum about muscle men in xxxs thongs, oiled up, pumped and dancing to our visual leisure.

You are teh gayest.


Thanks for the gay insight, "Meatoholic".


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Hulkotron on March 05, 2012, 07:10:15 PM
Thanks for the gay insight, "Meatoholic".

What type of meat do you suppose is his favorite variety?


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: chaos on March 05, 2012, 07:14:20 PM
What type of meat do you suppose is his favorite variety?
Sausages.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: V Man on March 05, 2012, 07:17:36 PM
None of your beeswax.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Super Natural on March 06, 2012, 06:34:26 AM
Great Hobby or side line business...but wouldn't go for it full time. Very hard work, big risk due to disease & pesticides, You have to migrate with huge trucks etc. My dad does it on the side and it's quite profitable once you have all your equipment. Buy second hand equipment if you can...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sp8h86IYRA


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Tapeworm on March 06, 2012, 08:47:10 AM
I knew a girl who evertime someone said "fuckin' A" she'd say "Fuck a B, it's got two holes."  She didn't keep any bees but she sure loved a deep dicking.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Option D on March 06, 2012, 09:51:02 AM
Stevie Vai is a beekeeper.. just a little fyi

http://www.spinner.com/2009/11/24/steve-vai-discusses-his-beekeeping-hobby/

Hard rocker Steve Vai has a soft side -- he's a beekeeper. The guitar virtuoso happened upon the unlikely honey hobby when a swarm of bees in his neighbor's wall beautified his wife's garden. "I wanted to plant these fruit trees and I did some research and found that honeybees are really a fantastic way to pollinate so I just got a hive," he says. "I called up my local beekeeper and he brought me a wild swarm and I put in a colony."


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Gregzs on October 05, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/us-france-bees-idUSBRE8930MQ20121004

 Blue and green honey makes French beekeepers see red

(Reuters) - Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause.

 Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colorful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades.
 
Mystified, the beekeepers embarked on an investigation and discovered that a biogas plant 4 km (2.5 miles) away has been processing waste from a Mars plant producing M&M's, bite-sized candies in bright red, blue, green, yellow and brown shells.
 
Asked about the issue, Mars had no immediate comment.
 
The unsellable honey is a new headache for around a dozen affected beekeepers already dealing with high bee mortality rates and dwindling honey supplies following a harsh winter, said Alain Frieh, president of the apiculturists' union.
 
Agrivalor, the company operating the biogas plant, said it had tried to address the problem after being notified of it by the beekeepers.
 
"We discovered the problem at the same time they did. We quickly put in place a procedure to stop it," Philippe Meinrad, co-manager of Agrivalor, told Reuters.
 He said the company had cleaned its containers and incoming waste would now be stored in a covered hall.
 
Mars operates a chocolate factory near Strasbourg, around 100 km (62 miles) away from the affected apiaries.
 
Bee numbers have been rapidly declining around the world in the last few years and the French government has banned a widely used pesticide, Cruiser OSR, that one study has linked to high mortality rates.
 
France is one of the largest producers of honey within the European Union, producing some 18,330 tonnes annually, according to a recent audit conducted for national farm agency FranceAgriMer.
 
Ribeauville, situated on a scenic wine route southwest of Strasbourg, is best known for its vineyards. But living aside winemakers are about 2,400 beekeepers in Alsace who tend some 35,000 colonies and produce about 1,000 tonnes of honey per year, according to the region's chamber of agriculture.
 
As for the M&M's-infused honey, union head Frieh said it might taste like honey, but there the comparison stopped.
 
"For me, it's not honey. It's not sellable."


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Brixtonbulldog on October 05, 2012, 10:20:19 PM
I bee keeping your mom satisfied on a consistent basis






























 ;D

ah HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

nice.


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Brixtonbulldog on October 05, 2012, 10:21:45 PM
.. and i think falconry seems far more awesome.

(http://www.lifalconry.com/nysfws/Gallagher%20Peregrine.jpg)


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: WillGrant on October 06, 2012, 02:51:35 AM
Whatever you say honey. 
None of your beeswax.
;D


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Gregzs on October 06, 2012, 03:46:43 PM
The blue honey looks like paint.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/05/french-bees-produce-blue-honey/


Title: Re: Anyone into beekeeping?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on October 08, 2012, 07:01:15 AM
Raise Agave bees.  Agave syrup tastes better than honey.

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