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Bee-keeping?

Posted July 1, 2013 By Ruth

Yet another “not this year, probly not next year, maybe the year after” project.

Suggestions, advice, links, other resources on small time honey bee-keeping?

I don’t know that I WANT to have a hive to manage.  For one thing I have a dog (Arty) who thinks that all small buzzy critters are his to pounce on, I don’t want to picture his reaction to a whole hive.  For another, we get quite a bit of wildlife in the yard as its, do I really want to pull them in with the chance at honey?  And where would I put it?  We have two acres, but I can’t picture a good spot, thats not right next to the house, but that isn’t also practically in the woods….

But there seems to be such a lack of bees…..this year we’ve added baskets of annual flowers to the garden in an attempt to attract in the pollinators, but I’m not sure its working.  Course, this incredibly wet weather can’t be helping, but still…..Having my own source of local honey would be really cool too…..