Post by dannygardner on Jan 13, 2021 15:01:59 GMT -7
My name is danny, my family and i live in hermiston oregon and are wanting to start keeping bees for personal use honey. My kids go through a lot of it and we are into getting as many of the things we need ourselves as we can. We raise a garden, cann what we grow, we forage for mushrooms and berries, hunt and fish for probably 95% of the animal products we use, and we try very hard to make it all a family activity with our 3 kids. So maintaining a honey bee hive made perfect sense, But its an unknown world to us. We have been doing some reading and researching but talking to the experts couldnt hurt. I look forward to learning a lot and getting started on this new adventure.
Post by HarryVanderpool on Jan 13, 2021 19:13:45 GMT -7
Danny, you have some really fine beekeepers in your area. The best thing that you can do if you are SERIUOS about becoming a beekeeper is to find a mentor in your area willing to let you shadow them and give you tips along the way. I "kept" bees for 5 or 6 years before I found my mentor. It made all the difference in the world. Also, there are beekeeping schools coming up soon. Don't miss out on that! Here is a list of regional associations in Oregon. You may check their website's to find out about Beeschool. Have fun!