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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    Crash......Do you use heat at any point.....?
    I have not. I thought about pasturizing it, and in the process removing some of the moisture content, but have decided not to - at least for now. I still want to study a bit more, and suppose I could down the road. I've talked with several people about the "tale" of local honey curing allergies. I don't have allergies, but it makes sense that eating a by-product of the pollen that causes your allergies could be helpful. Everybody that I've talked to about it swears by it. I don't know if there are other benefits to the unpasturized honey or not (still looking).
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    Anyone know what start-up cost would be for a super-small bee keeping business.....? And how would one transfer a queen-bee....?

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    This is a bit dated, Sourdough but should give you an idea.

    http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/pubs/sfnews/archive/94032.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    Anyone know what start-up cost would be for a super-small bee keeping business.....? And how would one transfer a queen-bee....?
    The link that Rick posted gives a pretty good list of what is needed. Some of the items listed are for turning it into a business. This is where I buy all of my equipment (suit, veil, smoker, etc.). You can see the prices on hive bodies. http://www.mannlakeltd.com/

    This link (same site) gives some info on a “starter” kit.
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/learning/beekeeper.html
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/infopage.asp?idPage=2

    As to how to get bees – through the mail. Queens are ordered seperately and the process for introducing them is fairly simple and takes a few days to get the hive "used" to her.
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    I just realized I would have to build a solid concrete enclosure to keep the big bears out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    I just realized I would have to build a solid concrete enclosure to keep the big bears out.
    Even that is doable. Here, if you keep bees in a residential area you need to have a fence around the hive (can't remember if it's 6 or 8 feet high, and maybe about 10 X 10) so that when bees leave the hive they fly up and above heads. I wonder if you could put hives on a pully system and raise and lower it as needed?
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    Or train the gooses how to disable a bear.

    Here you go. All you ever wanted to know about bee keeping and bear shooing.

    http://icwdm.org/Publications/pdf/Be...ehivesCoSU.pdf

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