a forum for the exchange of swarm info, starts, and mentoring
- I started a yahoo news group for the purpose of swapping swarm info in
southern Missouri, but I think we can expand the idea nationwide and include
starts and mentors.
We all want to get our starts from a local natural cell source. however all
too often newbie's have to order a package of bees from a factory farm in
one of the southern states, and all too often the colony absconds because
there is no brood to keep them in the hive, and more often the newbie will
make a major boo boo and kill the bees.
What if there was a news group dedicated to the exchange of bee starts,
swarms and mentors??
What if someone posts that they are looking for a start and possibly a
mentor? They live close to me, so I correspond with them and we make a deal.
Ether they pay me for 4 frames of brood/honey/pollen or they barter with me
in my apiary doing odd jobs to pay for the start and they get mentoring.
All the natural beekeepers can market their bees with this forum
The news group is simply an exchange of contact info, and the deals are all
So here is a link http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/beelanding/
James A Zitting
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