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East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
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A common piece of advice for new beekeepers is to join a bee club.  In Arizona there are no choices for Organic Beekeepers.  When I started my research the first thing I did was try to find one to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn M May 8, 2012.

 

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july salt replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
Nov 4, 2016
Angie kiselyk replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"I would like to start a very small organic hive however i'm smack dab in the middle of mesa. I understand as per the zoning rules that bees are allowed in Mesa for rural areas of mesa...I was going to look for a club and then start however…"
May 21, 2013
Roberta "Bobbie" Roth replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"The only experience I have is from the two very large hives that are in trees in my back yard. They are very, very calm. What a wonderful job they do pollinating my acre! The drawback is that I am not able to harvest any honey, so having one hive…"
Mar 27, 2013
Matthew Mullins replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"I have been scouring bee catalogs. I want to dive in, and start a hive. I am in Mesa, and would love to join, meet, and be involved in what you are doing. I have no experience, nor do I know anyone with any. But I want to have a hive so bad! Love…"
Mar 19, 2013
Hall Family - Mesa replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"reply to self (fees weird...) to continue the interest.   We would love to have bees in our backyard this year.  We live in a cul de sac with a large back yard, and have grow beds for vegetables, 16 fruit trees, 12 grape vines and 300 -…"
Mar 10, 2013
Hall Family - Mesa replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"back to you... I'm not sure about having hives in our backyard. How much space is appropriate for a single hive. Is there a liability factor?  We would mostly just like to attract bees to our home made bee blocks. …"
Jan 28, 2013
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"I am. :-)"
Jan 25, 2013
Hall Family - Mesa replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"Please - please tell me more about your bees.  I was just wondering if you are still working with your bees."
Jan 22, 2013
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"OK.  You have missed starting this year, but you can read up and be prepared for next spring.  I haven't had any meetings yet. I'll put you down as interested."
Jun 23, 2012
K. Neil replied to Dawn M's discussion Organic Bee Club- East Valley in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"I am interested in starting a hive or two in the next few years and am interested in joining and learning as much as I can.  I also do not use facebook."
Jun 23, 2012
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"They do build comb where the shouldn't on occasion. This is a disadvantage of a TBH."
May 8, 2012
Ryan Mayes replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"I understood that to be one of the Langstroth drawbacks as well.  The continued use of old comb can cause an excess build up toxins and disease.  They certainly are very easy for extraction and manipulation of the hive though.  I…"
May 7, 2012
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"Many have seen their bees regress over time. They naturally draw cells of different sizes. There are a few larger scale beekeepers using TBH's who are happy with the results and have remained disease free. There is some evidence that the…"
May 5, 2012
Mable replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"While small cell is possible with drawn foundation, as it used in Langsforth style hives, it is not controlled in top bar hives. One of the reasons commercial beekeepers may be cool to having them around. Top Bar colonies can encourage more mite…"
May 5, 2012
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"Correct.  You extract the honey by crushing the comb and straining the honey out. "
May 4, 2012
Dawn M replied to Dawn M's discussion East Valley- Organic Bee Club?
"I purchased a Nuc from someone in southern Arizona that I met at the Organic Beekeepers conference in Oracle, AZ.  I also attracted a swarm using a baited hive box. "
May 4, 2012

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I'm a beekeeper, gardener and we have chickens. We also do a little canning. I work full time as a Telecom Engineer and I have two young children I'm raising with my husband.

I also participate in a historical re-creationist group known as the SCA.

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