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(WTSP)   Tampa lawyer sets up giant beehive on the roof of his downtown practice. What could possibly go wrong?   (wtsp.com) divider line 28
    More: Florida, Tampa, Paul Maney, Tampa lawyer, college fund, urban farming, downtown, roofs  
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2013-10-14 08:55:33 AM  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-14 09:27:59 AM  
Isn't that a bumblebee rather than a honey bee in the picture?
 
2013-10-14 09:36:11 AM  
Better call Saul!
 
2013-10-14 09:39:13 AM  
I like my women the way I like my coffee.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:37 AM  
There is something missing here. Like a semi-respected actor in a bee-keeping suit screaming or something. Can't quite put my tentacle on it.
 
2013-10-14 09:44:15 AM  

ZAZ: Isn't that a bumblebee rather than a honey bee in the picture?


that or a carpenter bee

/remember, it's an office person looking for stock images of a bee
 
2013-10-14 09:46:30 AM  
my bees pollinating all over them.

sploosh
 
2013-10-14 09:46:41 AM  
As if his clients haven't been stung enough already.
 
2013-10-14 10:04:41 AM  
Downtown bee hive, making soda-can honey.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:04 AM  
I thought that urban farming involved hydroponics and grow lights.

Raised bees for a few years in middle and high school.  The problem I had wasn't with the bees but the neighbors, like the kid who thought that using a chemical smoke bomb on my hive wasn't going to hurt the colony anymore than smoke from newspaper and pine needles.
 
2013-10-14 10:24:21 AM  
The bit in the article about eating local honey to gain allergy resistance has, I believe, been shown not to actually work. No more effective than a placebo. Something about ingesting a type of pollen versus breathing it in. Of course, saying that people who believe in homeopathy believe something is always a strike against that thing.

/anyone know a good source of local honey in the DC area? Want to try brewing my own mead
 
2013-10-14 10:34:22 AM  
miniflea:  /anyone know a good source of local honey in the DC area? Want to try brewing my own mead

Just out of curiosity, does the type of honey make a difference when making mead, i.e. wildflower honey versus Tupelo or orange blossom?


Suppose most of the honey traps in D.C. dried up when East Germany reunified.
 
2013-10-14 10:36:35 AM  
I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.
 
2013-10-14 10:55:40 AM  

StrikitRich: miniflea:  /anyone know a good source of local honey in the DC area? Want to try brewing my own mead

Just out of curiosity, does the type of honey make a difference when making mead, i.e. wildflower honey versus Tupelo or orange blossom?


Suppose most of the honey traps in D.C. dried up when East Germany reunified.


I can't tell you from personal experience but everything I've read says that choice of honey makes a huge difference. Typical supermarket strained and pasturized clover honey is supposed to result in a bland and largely tasteless mead.
 
2013-10-14 11:00:50 AM  

StrikitRich: miniflea:  /anyone know a good source of local honey in the DC area? Want to try brewing my own mead

Just out of curiosity, does the type of honey make a difference when making mead, i.e. wildflower honey versus Tupelo or orange blossom?


Suppose most of the honey traps in D.C. dried up when East Germany reunified.


Honey tlaps now dlagon radies.
 
2013-10-14 11:01:12 AM  
StrikitRich:

Just out of curiosity, does the type of honey make a difference when making mead, i.e. wildflower honey versus Tupelo or orange blossom?


Yes. Plus whatever else you add into it..
 
2013-10-14 11:03:18 AM  

vodka: I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.


The bees will keep the hive cool themselves.. they have been doing this a lot longer than farmers.

See Hive Bearding.
 
2013-10-14 11:04:06 AM  
vodka
I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.


Wouldn't it be enough to keep them out of direct sunlight, given that the bees keep the temperature inside the hive at somewhere around 95F?
Sounds to like the bees could adjust fine by just using fewer bees to create additional heat.
 
2013-10-14 11:36:59 AM  
Citizens have no business owning drones in a populated area.
 
2013-10-14 11:39:03 AM  
If you plan on having green things in cities that grow and reproduce, you need bees and other pollinators. Otherwise you need to periodically import stuff from outside the city.

So yes, bees in the city are a good idea.
 
2013-10-14 11:41:44 AM  
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Bees in the city? That's preposterous!
 
2013-10-14 11:51:38 AM  

adamatari: If you plan on having green things in cities that grow and reproduce, you need bees and other pollinators. Otherwise you need to periodically import stuff from outside the city.  So yes, bees in the city are a good idea.


Up to a point.  In western Europe where urban beekeeping is more common, so many people have set up hives that the bees are starving because there aren't enough flowers for all of the bees.
 
2013-10-14 12:15:01 PM  

vodka: I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.


The article says the bees take nectar from flowers on the roof, so it sounds like he has a green roof too, which would provide some cooling and shade.

StrikitRich: I thought that urban farming involved hydroponics and grow lights.

Raised bees for a few years in middle and high school.  The problem I had wasn't with the bees but the neighbors, like the kid who thought that using a chemical smoke bomb on my hive wasn't going to hurt the colony anymore than smoke from newspaper and pine needles.


I can only imagine the problems I'd have with my neighbors attempting a hive around my area. The mouthbreathers in my town don't even know the difference between bees and wasps.
 
2013-10-14 12:19:40 PM  

adamatari: If you plan on having green things in cities that grow and reproduce, you need bees and other pollinators. Otherwise you need to periodically import stuff from outside the city.

So yes, bees in the city are a good idea.


Until a child dies from an allergic reaction. If we can save just one child it is all worth it. Ban that shiat.
 
2013-10-14 12:25:24 PM  
What could possibly go wrong?   Apparently nothing.
 
2013-10-14 01:03:19 PM  
Darn giant bees
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2013-10-14 02:09:11 PM  

Scar4711: vodka: I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.

The bees will keep the hive cool themselves.. they have been doing this a lot longer than farmers.

See Hive Bearding.


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2013-10-14 02:16:23 PM  

Ronin_S: vodka: I wonder how they keep the hives cool. A rooftop would be really insanely bad place to put a hive, a down-town city rooftop even worse.

The article says the bees take nectar from flowers on the roof, so it sounds like he has a green roof too, which would provide some cooling and shade.

StrikitRich: I thought that urban farming involved hydroponics and grow lights.

Raised bees for a few years in middle and high school.  The problem I had wasn't with the bees but the neighbors, like the kid who thought that using a chemical smoke bomb on my hive wasn't going to hurt the colony anymore than smoke from newspaper and pine needles.

I can only imagine the problems I'd have with my neighbors attempting a hive around my area. The mouthbreathers in my town don't even know the difference between bees and wasps.


I was pretty good at keeping my hives serviced, but I did get a couple of swarms.  The first time I just dumped the bees into another box, but the second time the bees set up shop in a neighbor's orange tree while I was at school and he wasn't very happy.  He'd called another beekeeper to come get them while I was not there and then complained and complained to my parents until I was forced to give the two hives up.  Should have just moved them to another spot he couldn't see.
 
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