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I'm getting Honeybees this spring!!! Do you have bees or know someone who is a Beekeeper? 

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63 deviants said Nope! I don't have bees or know anyone who does
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19 deviants said I don't have bees but I know someone who does!
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11 deviants said Yucky! Bees are scary
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6 deviants said Yes! I love bees and hava some of my own <3

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LittleEmo-Cookie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student Photographer
...i do love bees tho
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Shadow24601 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm friends with a guy running a honey business. (idk what to call it XD) He has a bunch of hives scattered all over the place and then the honey is sent away to the factory to be put in jars, though he makes some of it locally.  (It's tastes great btw)

Personally I'm in what you'd call an opposite profession as "Pest Controller" is part of my job along with my dad ^^;
While we sometimes have to deal with wild hives, we really dislike having to destroy them and if possible try to find local bee keepers to give the bee colonies over to.
I've had some experience dealing with bees and wasps and they're not as scary as people think, main thing to remember is not to be afraid of them but keep cool, calm and relaxed as they can pick up on how you're feeling and it affects them in turn.
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Caldercloud Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I own 3 hives and we are currently preparing to collect some of the honey frames. If you eat a healthy supply of local honey you actually become resistant or even immune to hay fever in that area.
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:0 thats amazing!
I've been told to start out with two hives
Did you start with two hives?
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Caldercloud Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, we started out with one.
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BlackOre-Freedom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will just point you to this >.>
(www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…)
Hope it helps some
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Marri-Nekos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ew honey......what's so good about it?
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well honey is delightful and sweet to a lot of people ^^
Its good for sore throats, upset stomachs, healing skin infections, making skin softer, healing dry hair, making hair soft and shiny, and is good for the nails ^^

It has a lot of good medical uses and its quite lovely on toast heehee <3
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Marri-Nekos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find honey to be terible to throats.

And puting honey on your hair......I wonder who had the briliant idea to put it on their hair.
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well that's just your opinion ^^ , and liking honey is just my opinion. 

Honey to me is quite lovely, even if you don't like it
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Marri-Nekos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why I always hated honey.
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Shadow24601 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun fact: Honey never goes off. Even honey that was stored in the pyramids in ancient egypt, making it thousands of years old, it's still perfectly edible and tastes fine.

Manuka Honey, made only in New Zealand, while having a rather strong taste, has a ton of health benefits.
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Marri-Nekos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but wonder who had the idea to taste a thousand of years old honey.....
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Shadow24601 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were people that discovered you could make beer by fermenting hops with whale vomit. I think tasting thousand year old honey isn't too much of a stretch ._.
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Plinkue Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Lol Bees are nice but they are scary at the same time....did you know there endangered species?
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Shadow24601 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The bees are disappearing" 
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Plinkue Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yes it's sad really.
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yep, actually, the state insect of West Virginia (my home <3 ) is the Honey Bee, so its more than just a bug to me!
And the fact that this precious, intelegent species is endangered is why I decided to dedicate some of my time to raise bees and help keep their numbers up ^^

And yes, even I am very frightened of them. But its not them in particular its their stings haha ^^'
I feel like this will also help me get over my fears and I'll be able to truly love the bees
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Plinkue Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I see a few of them here and there but rarely I think.
I'm afraid of there needles too.
Thats good to see someone raise bees.
Lol is it weird that I'm thinking of creating a pony character with a bumble bee theme?
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Yoneii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My grandfather is a beekeper c:
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh thats so amazing! Does he collect honey? How many hives does he has? And how long has he been Beekeeping c: ?
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Yoneii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does collect honey, and he sells most of it. He has around 15-20 hives (I'm really not sure, I've never went close to the hives). I know that he used to have more than 50, but he was unable to keep up as he got older. He is a beekeeper for almost 40 years from now.
Unfortunately, he may get rid of the hives, because he started getting extreme pain in his body and back a year ago and he can't take care for them anymore (my grandmother and family friends help him with the bees)
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NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow thats impressive!
Even 5 hives is a ton of bees haha c:
I'm just getting one for now!
And 40 years? My goodness he must be so experienced!

Im so sorry he's having the pains, and getting older :(
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Yoneii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, hehe ^^
The only thing that sucks is that I got to dislike the honey from eating it too much xD

It's okay, he is almost 80 after all..
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