Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: Used Hives

Expand Messages
  • Brian
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 4, 2002
    • 0 Attachment
      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:
      >
      > http://www.beesource.com/plans/langstroth.htm
      >
      > Regards,
      > Dick Allen
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.