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Beekeeping as pets?

Beekeeping as pets?

Someone here suggested that beekeeping could come under pets. That in fact was the inspiration to write this post. I have always had pets. Pets provide a lot of joy. We even cuddle them. My thoughts went to the prospect of cuddling a bee. I wonder if we can train bees not to sting when they are cuddled. How about calling them and what about names? They come in swarms. Right. Suppose I name them all and I call out say to 'honey' and honey comes flying to me and sits on my nose. I believe that is where they normally sting. Should I shoo it away or just leave it be hoping against hope it will not sting. What hopes, I say. I know it will sting and that is why it has come not because I called out its name but it was time for stinging around.

Would you have bees as pets?!


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SoundNFury wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:21 AM

No way! I have never been stung, and I want to keep it that way! lol No bees for me.

trufflehunter wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:26 AM

Um no, I'll get my honey from the store thank you :) I'm sure there are people who like bees as pets though!

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:38 AM

But a couple or two of bee stings is good for health.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=50602

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:40 AM

I have never heard of anyone keeping bees as pets but just to extract honey. There is a procedure for this and if correctly followed no bees will sting you.

SoundNFury wrote on January 17, 2015, 3:20 AM

Hmm, I had never heard of that therapy. Interesting. Luckily I don't have chronic pain to worry about.

MegL wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:44 AM

Bee keeping used to be a cottage garden industry among poor country folk. They would tell the bees what was going on in the house, any death, birth, trouble or joy.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:53 AM

I am not aware of the ability of bees to predict but beekeeping is an industry.

scheng1 wrote on January 17, 2015, 8:59 AM

If you try to take honey away from them, they will definitely attack you. I doubt I will think of bees as pets.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:01 AM

There is a procedure for extracting honey and experts do it effectively.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:40 AM

I would not call them pets but yes I would ave bees, we need them to live

Ellis wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:43 AM

I had a pet centipede once that I taught to tap-dance...cost me a fortune in shoes...

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:53 AM

That's one thing that your zoo needs now (lol)

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:56 AM

50 pairs of shoes is not a joke. (lol)

Don't see you here these days.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 17, 2015, 12:52 PM

There is at least one hive on the neighbors property. I had a bumble bee hive last summer in the backyard. Those mean things had to go.

Ellis wrote on January 17, 2015, 3:38 PM

Old folks keeping me busy...

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:44 PM

I had one and I have written a couple of posts on them. I left that be and now recently I only saw the empty hive. Poor things. They really slog.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:52 PM

Hope you are taking good care of them. emoticon :smile:

seren3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 7:20 PM

If I had a yard I would install a couple of hives without hesitation. I'd be helping the bees and they'd be giving me honey.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 7:23 PM

We have these hives that appear now and then. We just leave them there.

BarbRad wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:19 PM

I would not keep bees as pets. Wild creatures don't usually make good pets. A beekeeper can love his bees, but few would want to cuddle them. Let's say they have a working relationship. My husband loved keeping bees back a year years ago.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:52 PM

Imagine cuddling a bee. I am picturing you doing it emoticon :grin:

BarbRad wrote on January 17, 2015, 11:14 PM

Don't. It won't happen.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 11:17 PM

It won't happen with me either (lol)

arthurchappell wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:55 AM

not as pets - be great to have a hive for honey production though - reminds my of the Monty Python song Eric The Half A Bee

BodieMor wrote on January 23, 2015, 7:55 PM

I've been stung a few times in my life (OWWWWWW!) but am still not afraid of them. I worry about their survival though, often finding dead bees in the yard even though we don't use pesticides. Probably neighbors do.

bestwriter wrote on January 23, 2015, 11:55 PM

Those who are in business producing honey will see to it that they survive. emoticon :smile: