Is anyone here a beekeeper?

  1. If so - can you share resources to get started (books to read, reputable places to purchase from, etc).

    With the decline in our bee population, I really want to establish a bee colony. I was initially going to wait until I finished school, but with the population declining so rapidly and knowing that it may take me some time to learn - I figured I should at least start learning now so that I can be ready to go once I graduate.

    Thanks!
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  3. by   amoLucia
    What state? New Jersey's Rutgers has info for advanced and beginners accdg to google.
  4. by   herring_RN
    We have had a bee hive in our fence for years.
    We leave them alone and they leave us alone except for pollinating the garden.
    I'm allergic to their venom, but havent been stung since I was 11.
  5. by   hurricanekat
    Quote from amoLucia
    What state? New Jersey's Rutgers has info for advanced and beginners accdg to google.
    I know enough to get hurt and possibly kill the bees I want to nurture. Total noob.
  6. by   hurricanekat
    Quote from herring_RN
    We have had a bee hive in our fence for years.
    We leave them alone and they leave us alone except for pollinating the garden.
    I'm allergic to their venom, but havent been stung since I was 11.
    Its pretty awesome that they have established themselves. I bet that is interesting to watch throughout the seasons. Well maybe not so cool for you... I'm allergic to a ton of things, but so far not flying stinging critters.

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