Re: Used Hives
- Thanks Dick,
I have seen the plans for that. Unfortunately, I am neither equiped
or skilled enough to make my own.
And yes, Beekeeping for Dummies is definitely a decent book.
--- In beekeeping@y..., "dickbeekeeper" <dickbeekeeper@y...> wrote:
> Hi Brian:
> > I read in "Beekeeping for Dummies"
> a pretty decent book, isn't it?
> >that it was inadvisable to get used hives for the fear of passing
> on 'American Brood' disease.
> It's actually called American foulbrood disease.
> I doubt you'd find much in the way of used woodenware on ebay.
> Personally, I would not recommend a new beekeeper purchase used
> equipment. Starting out with a couple of new hives shouldn't put you
> in the poorhouse. After a couple years experience keeping bees and
> learning more about the diseases, buying used equipment might be a
> way to save a little money. Another option to save money is to make
> your own. Beesource.com has downloadable plans in PDF format at:
> Dick Allen