Bee Keeping

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Widman, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Widman

    Widman Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Anyone keep bees? Got any tips or tricks to share?

    Asking around I haven't come across anyone who is unhappy with the Flow Hives, but I thought I would ask a broader audience. They look like the bees knees :tongue:

    I've done a WEA bee keepers course, and have a rural property so neighbours aren't likely to be an issue.

    Looking at getting a nucleus this spring.

    Anyone know of a reputable bee keeper who would sell nuclei in SA?
  2. Ma Baker

    Ma Baker Retired

    Apr 24, 2002
  3. Baringa

    Baringa Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Taranaki, New Zealand
    I really want to keep bees, and there's a course I want to do but its a little too expensive this term, so I might hold off til next term. You get a hive and a colony to keep at the end of the course though!
  4. brycer

    brycer Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    Melbourne Aust
    We are renting a couple of hives for a year to see how we like it. Two hives were dropped off about a month ago. Beekeeper came today for the first check so I got suited up and involved in checking the hive. Very interesting and a great way to learn without committing yourself to the outlay on hive and equipment upfront only to find its not for you.
  5. Bourke

    Bourke Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Do a bee course, try to find the Bee Informed magazine, apply for a Registration Number, buy the biggest bee book you can....practice.
    Theres no one perfect way, you'll make mistakes or get it wrong, it's a constant journey...limiting the bad things is what will keep you moving forward.

    My dad is a bee keeper, my Grand dad on mums side (ran +500 triples on his own), Grand dad/ uncle on dads side ( kept Bumble bees in Germany), and i've always been around bee hives and i'm a little allergic, never spent 1 minute in a hive but I will, it's my destiny.

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