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Old 05-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Prepare for..... UBERBEEEEEEEEES!

With the growing global crisis of bees dying off, Uberwife and I have decided to put in a couple of hives. We got the bees last night and installed them this morning. Here are some pics for those who might be interested.


Bee drop off



Our boxes



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Workers and a drone



All comfy in their new homes.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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Africanized have the tastiest honey.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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This thread is the bees knees.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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I hate bees. Why would I want to put thousands of them in my yard? Global crisis? Good riddance.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:05 AM   #6
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What are you planning on using them for?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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I hate bees. Why would I want to put thousands of them in my yard? Global crisis? Good riddance.
No bees = no veggies, fruits, and nuts. Why do you hate food?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #8
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Very nice! I'd love to keep bees, but I don't think my neighbors would take too kindly to it. My cousin got her first hive last week, and I got to check it out.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #9
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What are you planning on using them for?
Mostly just a hobby but the honey is a nice bonus.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Uber's bees really took off!

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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Mostly just a hobby but the honey is a nice bonus.
Other thought is to rent them out to farmers, if you havent considered that yet. Help make a little extra money on the side to make that honey even sweeter
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #13
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Other thought is to rent them out to farmers, if you havent considered that yet. Help make a little extra money on the side to make that honey even sweeter
I have thought about it. These first two are a trial to see how they well survive and thrive. If all goes well I plan on speaking to a few farmers in the area about either putting hives on their farms or finding some space for more hives and renting them out. We did a little research and farmers pay $150-$200 per hive to rent them. Not bad.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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Cool. I hate bees but I love honey.


Also, inhale bees.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #15
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I have thought about it. These first two are a trial to see how they well survive and thrive. If all goes well I plan on speaking to a few farmers in the area about either putting hives on their farms or finding some space for more hives and renting them out. We did a little research and farmers pay $150-$200 per hive to rent them. Not bad.
$150-$200/day/week/month/year?
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I think I'd rather keep a pit of ****ing snakes.



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I dont get it. You just got bees?
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No bees = no veggies, fruits, and nuts. Why do you hate food?
Tell that to Monsanto.

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I dont get it. You just got bees?
I'm guessing he hopes they start dying off and then he can sell honey for $Texas. I don't know though, seems kind of strange.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #19
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That's awesome! My grandparents used to have a pretty big bee operation in their backyard. I've always thought it might be something I'd like to try. Maybe when we have a slightly larger yard...
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If we had a bigger yard now I'd think about it.

When I was a kid, our gardener plopped a random swarm into a scrap lumber box in the middle of our yard. Without asking. He was different.

The hive lasted about 5 years (more than the gardener), iirc, and was pretty fun to watch.
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$150-$200/day/week/month/year?
This. Also wonder if the rate would change based off the commodity being farmed. Would someone farming expensive produce like Almonds be willing to spend more money on bee's than someone farming cheaper commodities like Hay?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #22
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$150-$200/day/week/month/year?
Sorry, for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the pollination season.
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Uber's bees really took off!

Well, yeah, they're not going to walk to the flowers.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #24
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I dont get it. You just got bees?
Well we didn't just wake up and say "Hey, lets get bees today!" We spent last year going to some classes and joined a bee keeper co-op. Then over the winter we bought and assembled the hives and frames then ordered the bees a few months ago. We have been planning this for a little over a year.
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