(Closed) A question to fellow bees about bees

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

if anyone has an allergy it bight be bad for them, but a bee farm is more likely to have tame bees than some random meadow! Also has your friend ever had events there before?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

sometimes the fees for renting chairs and tents and all that other stuff ends up pricier than a regular venue. Make sure you price compare big time!

Sounds gorgeous. Also, can you consider having the bees sprayed before the event? There is a gas or cooling liquid or something that makes the bees very lazy and nonchalant so they don’t irritate people. They will stay in their hives and chill. It’s what beekeepers use when going after their honey. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

Yeah, my only concern would be somone with an allergy.  And definitely price compare!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How close would the wedding be to the hives? If it’s very nearby, it could be an issue. Honey bees will only sting when endangered. This usually happens when a person accidentally steps on a bee, accidentally gets a bee in their clothes, or if they are seen as being aggressive towards the hive. Otherwise, they won’t bother you.  If anyone attending your wedding has a bee allergy or phobia of bees, then that would be something to consider.

Even honey bees kept by people are not tame. Bees have a symbiotic relationship with beekeepers, and are not held against their will and are essentially the same in temperment as "wild" honey bees, unless the beekeeper purposefully keeps a slightly less aggresssive strain. The exception are Africanized "killer" bees which are not yet kept in the US to my knowledge.

 Anyway, yout friend must know the lay of the land and if he says that the bees won’t bother anyone I would trust him.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What about the proximity of sugary goodness to bees? My only concern, beyond allergies, would be about the possibility of the bees being attracted to your delicious food and drinks! Yuck!

In terms of using a rural, privately owned friend’s property, I can tell you that while it may be costly in some rentals, I have found it to be a very relaxed way to plan.  Firstly, while rentals can be pricier, you can scale your order up or down according to your RSVPs exactly, with no risk of not meeting a "minimum" or getting charged for more people than you actually have attend.  Secondly, FREEDOM! Doing a wedding on privately owned property or at home means that the wedding industry’s tentacles are a little less stuck to you throughout the process.  You source what you want, DIY what you want, and have final say. 

 

I highly recommend it if you are budget concscious too, because you can scale back aspects of your spending as you go along if need be.  Sounds like an awesome venue too.  Farms are so sweet for weddings!

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