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A beehive in the garden


By kk21


Have any readers here thought about keeping bees, in their garden.

I recently attended a beekeeping course, which I found most interesting.

I initially thought I could keep a single hive in my garden, there’s one wee spot which would be ideal. However, I now know keeping a single hive is far from ideal. Starting out with two hives is the preferred option.

I am therefore in a bit of a dilemma … wanting some bees, but have nowhere for a couple of hives.

I assumed, if I had this problem others might have too, so I have just set up a small website. the aim is to link up beekeepers looking for space, with landowners who have space, but need a beekeeper. With rooftop hives now becoming very popular, this is another option for anybody with a flat roof … individuals, business owners or even churches.

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I have just read the article and find it very interesting.

17 May, 2013


Very sensible. We dont make enough use of space in our country. There are often areas in the corner of fields that the tractors cant get to with the big machinery. Worth hunting around. Trouble is spraying with pesticides will kill the bees. Maybe best to avoid these, and head for other places near to grazing land.

17 May, 2013


Is there a neighbour nearby who would let you set up a hive (or two) in their garden?

18 May, 2013


They are not popular on allotment fields, as they sting
the members.

18 May, 2013


Shocking news from Perthshire

Vandals have destroyed 20 hives.

See the link below, article is in the local press.

19 May, 2013

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