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Quite a few apiarists are promoting the benefits of bee hives in urban areas. I would be interested in hosting a hive at our place, my husband is opposed. We live in a capital city. Do you have a bee hive at your place, and if so, is it a positive experience?

Posted anonymously, 12th December 2015

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  • My neighbour has one and we constantly have swarms. Hate it and dint think it is fair to be in a suburban location.

  • Yes it’s a lovely idea. But do your research and connect to a group :)

  • Yes it’s a great idea the move hives & bees the better!! Do it!

  • I have a friend who keeps bees and sells the honey. Good for urban gardeners too as the local bees help with vegetable growth.

  • Yes! We need to do something to increase and sustain the bee population! I recently saw some really cool new hives with a tap for the honey so the bees are disrupted getting it out – it looked brilliant!

  • If you do a lot of research and perhaps get a mentor to ensure you know what you are doing and minimise any risks then it’s a great idea. We need bees about and having access to your own fresh honey would be fantastic

  • lots around where I live, and I have a garden of natives. I am for anything natural, so encourage them. personally, I am allergic, not fatally, but full on puffy for weeks, and need anti inflammatory drugs (script). Embrace nature!

  • Best to chat about it with an apiarist. To be honest, I think hives are a lot of work and upkeep and unless you know what you’re doing, they’re dangerous. Plus, all it takes is one silly kid to think they’re invincible and knock it over as a dare.

  • hmm depends. if you have a huge “old standards” yard or new standards small yard. i wouldn’t do this though but you have to make sure it will be safe especially if the neighbours have kids and stuff

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