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 Rent a beehive? 
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Post Rent a beehive?
Over the last few years the numbers and types of bees in my neighborhood has declined dramatically. I used to be able to spot several varieties of bumblebees as well as some honey bees.

This year it's been hard to spot a bee of any kind on a regular basis. The tomatoes and peppers in my yard don't seem to be fruiting very well this year and I'm guessing the lack of bees has something to do with it.

So, my question is, does anybody rent hives to place in a residential neighborhood? I've got no desire to learn beekeeping. But I'd sure love to host some bees and I'm willing to pay a reasonable sum to make it happen. Does anybody know of such a service?

Thanks!


Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:16 pm
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Location: Portland, OR
Post Re: Rent a beehive?
Depending on where you live, I would just build mason bee homes. They're much better at pollinating than honey bees. Make habitat for bumble bees too.
John S
PDX OR


Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:33 pm
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Post Re: Rent a beehive?
I tried the mason bee thing once before. I didn't have much luck. I live near NE 92nd and Tillamook. It's mostly residential with a park, a school and I-205 nearby. But I'm willing to try it again. Anybody got some good websites I should check out on mason bees?


Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:35 pm
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Post Re: Rent a beehive?
Crown Bees. Also there are threads on here about making mason bee homes out of teasel. Check the back threads.
John S
PDX OR


Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:56 pm
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Post Re: Rent a beehive?
Thanks John.

I see that HOS and Ruhl also have supplies and lots of info.


Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:07 pm
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Post Re: Rent a beehive?
If you're reasonably close to Woodland, WA, Give Tel a try:

http://pikkufarm.org/hivehost.html


Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:50 pm
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