[NAFEX] nafex Digest, Vol 86, Issue 33
Tim at historicinteriors.com
Wed Mar 31 18:59:34 EDT 2010
Beekeeping is a great hobby, but a poor business. Short and simple.
There's no way to justify it financially, or any other way. I don't golf
anymore, and I don't spend much time in the bars or on the streets, so I
It is just a lot of fun watching them. I'm told ag chems are more a problem
than suburb toxins. Neighbors with swimming pools might be a consideration.
If you're interested, find a local beekeeper and get a tag-along look at
beekeeping. They'll be thrilled to show you the ropes.
FYI, it just became legal to keep bees in the Bronx! You'd be amazed at
where/how bees are kept.
> It seems like a lot of work, and I have plenty of free (no money, no
> labor) pollination from bumblebees. Also, I live on a third of an acre in
> the suburbs, and wonder if my neighbors' yard chemicals might be bad for
> bees and/or the quality of the honey.
> I do enjoy honey bees, though. Maybe I'll give it a try after the kids go
> off to college.
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