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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

I missed it! Did you?

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 2:13 PM
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  • So, how do we support and encourage beekeeping and bee habitat? We could all let our yards go to weeds, (I do my fair share) or we could plant bee supporting vegetation AND, we could do our very best to buy LOCAL honey!

    "Well, that just puts money in the beekeeper's pocket" EXACTLY and they expand their bee hives to make more money. It really is not a money thing with apiarists, or at least NONE that I have met saw big dollar signs. They have a much bigger vision and it is good for all of us.

    Does anyone know our local bee keeper group? Ever been to a meeting? I'm ashamed to say I have not. Thought about it many times. but never done it.

    Anyone know where the next meeting is? Will you meet me there?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 2:13 PM
  • I have been planning on getting my daughter's family a hive for Christmas. I wanted to get them one last year but they had just moved and didn't have time for such a commitment so I got them a farm subscription. This year they already renewed the farm subscription so the bees are back on the short list.........By the way.....They said the subscription was the best gift they received.....Hard to top that...... Let's hope the beehive comes close...

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 7:09 PM
  • Wow, what a gift!

    I was chatting with a local beekeeper at a gas station a while back and was surprised to learn that it is not legal for them to sell their old boxes or equipment. Something to do with the transfer of illnesses I believe.

    Would it help if the State could devise a process to sterilize these things? Used equipment should be less expensive when starting out. Maybe an apiarist could respond with some thoughts, if we have one on here.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 7:41 PM
  • The State could help with these in case the used idea is no good. https://www.facebook.com/renaudmargry/videos/1071501276198227/ :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 7:49 PM
  • They have a monthly meeting, I think, at the Farm Bureau.

    You may check with Ed Holcomb, Ed Perryman, or Charles Murphree as they are into bees.

    -- Posted by wcartwright0451 on Thu, Oct 22, 2015, at 12:19 PM
  • Thanks. If you happen to run into one of them, nudge them about responding?

    Do you keep bees?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 22, 2015, at 12:21 PM
  • In lieu of a beekeeper coming on to discuss things I took wcartwright0451 info and found this:

    Duck River Beekeepers Association

    Meets: first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Bedford County Farm Bureau

    323 Bethany Lane

    Shelbyville, TN

    Now if my calendar is right, that makes it November 3rd, about 12 days away. I am putting it on my calendar and will do what I can to be there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 22, 2015, at 5:29 PM
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