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#1 Fri 03 Jun 11 5:05pm

gillyfordatkins

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Bee Hives

I am trying to find someone who wants to put a bee hive in my garden, Have tried the local bee keepers site with no luck!  help

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#2 Fri 03 Jun 11 6:38pm

Kye

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Re: Bee Hives

Friends here in France have three beehives that they ordered and had delivered, installed around their lake. They then realised that they were so easy to build that they made two more.


Where are you living?

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#3 Mon 06 Jun 11 2:14pm

gillyfordatkins

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Re: Bee Hives

Hiya. I live in Surrey in England. But what I would like is for a Bee keeper to use my garden, maybe exchange some honey for garden produce. I have contacted the local Bee Keepers Ass, but no one has taken up my offer or request. angry

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#4 Mon 06 Jun 11 2:39pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Bee Hives

ask someone else and you'll be more fortunte, in Italy there are beekeepers that go far away with their bees to collect pollen or honey, do not give up, that's a good idea you had and giving space to bees is a winning move for us all clap  thumbsup
google beekeepers associations in other counties and let us know wink

http://www.bbka.org.uk/

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#5 Mon 06 Jun 11 2:44pm

gillyfordatkins

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Re: Bee Hives

Thank you Grand_Ma  will do smile

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#6 Mon 06 Jun 11 8:09pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: Bee Hives

Good luck.  I so miss having bees here.  I miss the best honey I'd ever eaten and so does my family at Christmas.

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#7 Mon 06 Jun 11 8:29pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Bee Hives

I have just tasted  marasca honey Eddie and believe me, you must hide it otherwise you would eat the whole jar. It's quite expensive and stored in little jars to let you think it has to be eaten with religion smile  roll  roll

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#8 Mon 06 Jun 11 11:04pm

Kye

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Re: Bee Hives

Have found an adopt a beehive thread, perhaps you will find something to help you:

http://www.adoptabeehive.co.uk/  perhaps contact them to talk about your idea...

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#9 Mon 06 Jun 11 11:12pm

mummza

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Re: Bee Hives

My friend has just bought a bee hive for her garden , she had to go on a  short bee keeping course , and , to my suprise the bees are arriving by post very soon !

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#10 Mon 06 Jun 11 11:23pm

Kye

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Re: Bee Hives

Wonderful news, id love to do the same, but just to let them do their thing without having to approach the hive, i would have to hire someone. I have two different families in the garden, one of which lives just in front of my bay window in the kitchen,

the baby bees are sceptic when they arrive and when i have changed something about, the table or chairs or even deplacing a bucket will cause a little chaos, they fly back and forth until they remember where they live, sometimes arriving on my kitchen floor too and they search about and head for outside.

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