Comments On - Safe Urban Beekeeping

Good info.
Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 4/4/2014 4:39:38 PM
Very interesting
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/18/2012 2:39:21 PM
Sounds fun.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 8/1/2012 11:35:08 PM
z, Perth, WA
Posted: 7/6/2012 4:34:05 PM
I would love to see a series on urban beekeeping that addresses the topic why local city government should change existing laws to allow safe and sane beekeeping. Seems obvious, but what are the facts (e.g. scientific data) that should convince local city officials to change the law?
turbine, whittier, CA
Posted: 6/19/2011 3:12:21 PM
Top Bar Hives tend to house happier bees, and giving honey to neighbors helps them stay happy too.
David, Portland, OR
Posted: 5/11/2011 3:04:25 PM
Safe is cool. Since my neighbor installed bees in his backyard, my fruit trees and my garden have been nearly twice as productive. I've never had a problem with his bees (or anyone else's for that matter) flying into people or stinging or any of the other fears that city folk have. Bees belong in the urban scene.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 1/31/2011 12:14:07 PM
Another method that many urban beekeepers practice to help minimize swarming is to do what is called a "split" in the spring just at or before the swarming period is to begin. Essentially, it is taking half of the colony and putting it into a new hive on it's own to prevent the original hive from swarming un-controlled. It is largely successful if timed right but bees have been known to swarm anyway from time to time.
BigBear, Omaha, NE
Posted: 9/2/2010 6:52:05 PM
Excellent information as I will have visitors to my farm.
Patti, Vincennes, IN
Posted: 6/22/2010 8:03:17 PM
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