The Urban Beekeeper
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    My name is Scott, and several years ago I decided to give myself the birthday present of a beehive!  This is something that I had been thinking about for a while , but did not know where or how to get started.  I was an absolute novice, so I know that there are others in the same boat.

    This site has been my diary of the process of successfully getting a hive (currently many!) up and running.

    My hope is that this will serve as a resource for all who wish to take on the project of becoming a beekeeper.

    Let’s figure this out…




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  • Scott:

    John Gruber told me about your site and new hobby. My dad in the 60s and 70s was a bee keeper, and he had a few hives hiding in his garage. This was to prevent neighbors from complaining. He also told the local police and fire departments that he would retreive swarms for them and he was able to obtain several hives a year. I used to help a bee farmer in Taylor, MI when he harveswted his honey and I did odd jobs for him. I really enjoyed bee keeping and was always interested in keeping them in a neighborhood, but I was always worried about neighbor complaints. No matter what it was that stung neighbors kids, it was always Snooks Bees that did it! This is definitely a hobby, past time that is needed, because of the problems that bees are having at this time. Bee diseases have always been a problem. Good luck with your adventure! Roger Gibbons

    • Thanks Roger. So far so good. I also spent a few days killing the paper wasps and hornets that I could find on my property to hopefully avoid a sting from them that could be blamed on my bees. They are doing well. The brood cells are hatching and I believe that I am getting several hundred new bees each day.

  • Hi Scott
    i am not sure where i heard this i think it was a video on youtube if you cut the corner of the Foundation the bee can travel faster thought the hive

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