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PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2010
6:00 AM

Post #7623300

What would be a really good book to order as a starter with illustrations for someone debating on starting out new?
JsHoney
Forestville, NY

March 13, 2010
8:53 PM

Post #7627359

The Beekeeper's Handbook Written by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. Can be fond a [HYPERLINK@www.dadant.com] item # M00094

PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #7629470

Thanks for the recommendation. It does look like a good place to start. I just ordered it!
JsHoney
Forestville, NY

March 14, 2010
9:21 PM

Post #7629911

Your Welcome.
EastOfMidnite
Cleveland, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7653738

bee`s good getting stung bad! said the queen bee
Charlotteda
Pickens, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #7656339

I've helped teach several beginners classes.
Keith Delaplanes First Lessons in Beekeeping is the very best book for the price in my opinon ($10). There are several good ones out there though !

charlotte
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #7657161

Thanks Charlotte...I've been reading some of the 'Beekeeper's Handbook' I bought. There is a lot of information to digest. How often do beekeepers usually get stung?
JsHoney
Forestville, NY

March 26, 2010
9:30 AM

Post #7657720

First time you will get stung a few times. Tips to lessen your chances are use full gear until you are use to being around them. The comfortable you are the agitated the get. Don't over smoke one or two puffs at the entrance an at the top is all that is need. Always work the hive in the midday hours when most of the hive is out foraging. If you do get stung smoke the sting area it disrupt the attack pheromone that is emitted from the stinger. As you work the bee you discover more. I also suggest if you get a lot of stings at once keep take an antihistamine pill just because your not allergic to a bee sting doesn’t mean you won’t get any side affects if you get injected with enough poison. .
Charlotteda
Pickens, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #7661456

I get stung almost everyday that I work the hives but usually its only one or two stings and I may go several weeks without a sting.

I do wear a suit and veil but I hate heavy beekeeper gloves so I wear those thin nitrile throw away "purple" gloves. The bees dont sting through the gloves unless I squeeze someone when picking up a frame.

I love my bees... I dont like getting stung. If you take your time, move slowly, etc - being stung doesnt have to be a barrier to beekeeping but if you handle several hives..you will get stung occassionally.
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 28, 2010
5:27 AM

Post #7661485

I'll sure have to think about that. I've been stung in the past and it sure was unpleasant. I would definitely wear tons of gear and move at a snail's pace.
lenape13
Belle Vernon, PA

April 3, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #7676287

Beekeeping for Dummies. Great book, straight-forward approach, and plenty of photos and illustrations. I keep my copy next to my recliner. I've read lots of beekeeping books and found this one to be the best.
Charlotteda
Pickens, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #7678760

Pam... think of getting stung in the same way you would if you grew roses. You do get stuck by the thorns sometimes but you enough the roses so much it is worth it. But if you are a beekeeper.. you will get stung. I dont want to scare you away from beekeeping but I want to be truthful too !

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