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TamiP
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July 2, 2012 12:18 pm  

Does anyone know of any beekeepers on STX?


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speee1dy
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July 2, 2012 12:30 pm  

there are, let me think on it and try to get back to you on it.


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busht
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July 2, 2012 12:36 pm  

Not wacky at all! Bees are key for the agriculture that is so prided here. Wanda Wright and Errol Chichester are beekeepers who have recently been teaching a class to get more people involved in this important pursuit. There's the Bee Man (name??), and probably at least a few others who deal with bees on a larger scale, plus a growing number of small-scale hobbyists/enthusiasts.


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OldTart
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July 2, 2012 12:40 pm  

If you're looking for someone to remove bees, WIC pest control is listed in the yellow pages as specializing in bee removal on STX - 690-2877.

PS: From a thread 2 years ago, Wayne Christian on STX was mentioned as a beekeeper, He's listed at 719-4913.


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TamiP
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July 2, 2012 12:57 pm  

Thank you all so much.


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Alana33
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July 2, 2012 3:18 pm  

You may be able to call the Dept. of Agriculture on STX or UVI extension program with your inquiry.
Be interested in hearing back if they have the info for you.


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July 3, 2012 4:32 am  

Wayne Christian is WIC Pest Control. He is also a beekeeper and my wife has had him remove bee hives on several properties she manages. He is very professional and knowledgable and I would not hesitate to recommend him for bee removal or routine pest control.


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Jamison
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July 3, 2012 6:34 am  

The Bee Man is great, I just tasted his honeys at the MM. 7 generations of bee keeping here. Local honey is amazing for ya too.


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TamiP
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July 3, 2012 10:18 am  

I found all the contacts on the VI Dept of Agri web site
The contact for Wanda Wright is not in service but the rest seem to be working. It doesn't look like I will be able to buy the pollen separately but the Bee Man has it as a honey mix so no worries.

We've been taking pollen in our morning shakes for a few years and having it shipped from the mainland would be a problem because it may go bad in transit. Also, for any help with allergies it should be from bees using the pollen in your specific area.

I was quite impressed with the Bee Man because when we were talking about collection he took the time to explain to me how the amount of pollen taken from the hives affects the bees. For me, far better than a yes or no, I love having a general understanding of the process and effect.


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TamiP
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July 3, 2012 10:19 am  

So sorry, I put the hyper link in but it didn't show up in the final post, let's try again.

http://www.vifresh.com/project_detail.php?detail_id=38


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