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Word of the Day: Apiary

StarSong

Awkward is my Superpower
My neighbor had very bad Multiple Sclerosis and heard that subjecting oneself to numerous daily bee stings would stabilize the disease's progress. Her husband dutifully built and apiary in their backyard. While it didn't slow the progress of her MS, many in the neighborhood were stung by those wandering bees during their experiment.

p.s. Given how serious Carol's condition was, none of us complained about the bee stings.
 

Murrmurr

Well-known Member
Up until the 70s, most produce farmers here in Sac kept bees. Most farmers with livestock didn't, for obvious reasons.

Sacramento farmland was gradually replaced with suburbs. Farms with livestock moved east, and the orchards moved to the north, taking all the bees with them.
 
They have 6 acres so the bees have plenty of room. He also has hive boxes out in some orchards; that's equally beneficial to both him and the orchard owners. He will take hives away from areas (building, trees, etc) when they are a nuisance and move them to his areas.

People don't realize that instead of destroying bee hives, they can often get a beekeeper to take them away.

Bees are vitally important to pollination.
 

StarSong

Awkward is my Superpower
They have 6 acres so the bees have plenty of room. He also has hive boxes out in some orchards; that's equally beneficial to both him and the orchard owners. He will take hives away from areas (building, trees, etc) when they are a nuisance and move them to his areas.

People don't realize that instead of destroying bee hives, they can often get a beekeeper to take them away.

Bees are vitally important to pollination.
I'm cool with honeybees. Wasps and hornets, not so much.
 

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