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    2011 Queen Honey Bees

    Here is a link to some pics from one of my other hobbies:

    2011 Queen Honey Bees
    Joseph Clemens
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    Oh very nice - you got a field of flowers too?

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    Nope, just surrounded by a desert full of Mesquite trees and other wildflowers. The wildflowers usually only come out after lots of rain, which rarely happens.
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    But then how do you feed your bees?

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    That's really awesome! I just started beekeeping last year, sadly I just had an august swarm someone gave me so as you can imagine it didn't make it through the winter. I get my new bees next weekend though, I'm excited! How long have you been keeping bees?

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    thez_yo,
    There is always some Creosote Bush blooming, and Mesquite blooms from 15April until the last week of June or first week of July. Bees are experts at bringing in the nectar and pollen when it is available and storing it to use when nothing is available.

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    I've been a beekeeper a few years longer than I've been into CP (I got my first CP in 1969). I've been fascinated by honey bees since about 1964, when I was nine, but I didn't get my first bees until 1965. I've been purposefully raising queen bees for about four years now.
    Joseph Clemens
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    That's awesome =)

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    I wish that I would have know you while I was living in arizona I have always been very interested in bees and bee keeping. I just wanted to go out and help with hives and learn about the bees. I am not the most comfortable around bees and wasps, I have no problem with venomous snakes and other terrestrial bugs but when they can fly at you it changes things a bit.
    Do you have issues with your hives over the heat of the summers in tucson?

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