grow and grow

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    a friend of the person that owns the organic nursery that I have 1 of my yards at just tried some of my honey and says its the best she ever had and now has offered up a large property with orchards and such on it as another apiary for my wife and I, so over the next 2 weeks Ill be moving 10 hives out of my back yard on over to start with, atleast now I have a place to put all these removal calls Im getting now.
     
  2. jim314

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    That's cool :thumbsup:
     

  3. Dbure

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    I think once people have the real stuff and taste the difference between it and store bought so called "honey", they are truly amazed. That is so wonderful to have the extra space, especially in an orchard!!:drinks:
     
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    I'm leery about keeping bees right on an orchard simply due to the amount of -icides they use to get blemish free fruit.
     
  5. ablanton

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    Since they have an "organic" nursery, maybe the orchard is organic also. Maybe there aren't any -icides. :eek:
    Worth asking the question, though.
     
  6. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    here is a pic of the new location Im putting 10 hives, wifes happy, she gets most of the back yard back (until I bring more removals home):lol:
     

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    Nice and sheltered from winds, water nearby, looks like a nice site to me! :thumbsup:
     
  8. jim314

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    Looks like a great spot to me too !
     
  9. riverbee

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    wow, that is way cool, and a bees dream yard!
     
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    Where the health of the bees are at stake, it is always wise to ask how and what kind of practise they use. One unknowing innocent mistake can put you out of the bee buisness. Otherwise it looks like a great place for a bee yard. Good luck , and i hope all goes well. Jack
     
  11. ApisBees

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    One of the worst products for bees I have seen is the organic treatment that they use for cherry fruit flies. It is easy to protect hives from regular pesticides with a little cooperation from the farmer.
     
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    I second the comment above. Even if they run an organic orchard, there are many, many -icides they might be spraying there, and maybe even more often than the chemical stuff. Make sure you ask them to notify you when they'll be spraying anything.

    -Dan
     
  13. Zookeep

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    the worst thing they use is soapy water and they even have a no fly zone for the mosquito planes for all of there land