Become a Beekeeper!

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Apartment Therapy (ever heard of them? A great read!) has an interesting article up today about becoming a backyard beekeeper. As food prices rise and people get more interested in sustainable food sources and living-off-the-land, beekeeping is going to become more and more popular in suburbs and cities.

Beekeeping is actually really fun–and you get to eat the local honey you produce. It does take some intense work, however, especially during peak seasons, but I personally think it is well worth the challenge. Warning: if you are allergic to bees, you should not attempt beekeeping under any circumstances! Seriously! You’d be surprised at how many people I know who have gotten into a bad situation doing just that.

For more information, visit the following sites:

The Beekeeper’s Homepage

Backyard Beekeeping


Beekeeping 101

American Association of Professional Apiculturists

Apiculture News

Iowa State University Beekeeping Links

Dadant Beekeeping Supplies

Once I get some land, my beekeeping will shoot up. I can’t wait!


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