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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Introduction from new members
« Last post by GSF on February 07, 2016, 10:59:36 AM »
Welcome, a lot of fine folks from down under visit here.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: I'm new!
« Last post by GSF on February 07, 2016, 10:58:43 AM »
Welcome, be sure to update your profile to include your location. A lot of bee keeping questions & heads up are location specific.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Newbie!
« Last post by GSF on February 07, 2016, 10:56:59 AM »
My first reading was on this forum board. I'd start from the latest post and read back until I got tired. I'd save that spot in the Favorites spot on my computer. When I'd start reading again I'd delete it from favorites and save the new place where I'd stop at. Doing this gave me a somewhat timeline and common problems to look for. ditto on Michael Bushes Book & website.

btw - Welcome
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: I'm new!
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 07, 2016, 10:00:36 AM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
You will find that a lot of Beekeepers have farms animals.
Jim
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Some hive shenanigans
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 07, 2016, 09:57:04 AM »
Norgan,
Welcome to Beemaster.
Do you see capped queen cells?
From your description, it sounds like they may have swarmed are about to.
If they did, leave the hive bee for 30 days to allow the queen to get established before your next inspection.
I'm questing that your somewhere south of the equator. Please add your location to your profile.
Good luck.
Jim
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Flow Hive
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 07, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
From reports I have read, it is a really good design.
Most of the negative comes from the fact that it attracts people that no nothing about bees to buy one and expect everything to work.
It is not the flow hive. It is the lack of experience of thousands of new beeks with no knowledge thinking they can buy it and have honey pouring out of it.
I recommend you get a hive first and learn how to keep bees first.
This is a great site for learning about bees.
Bee careful, beekeeping is very addictive.  :grin:
Good luck.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Newbie!
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 07, 2016, 09:34:05 AM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
The Practical Beekeeper by Michael Bush.
Beekeeping for Dummies.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Newbie!
« Last post by bfouts on February 07, 2016, 09:00:50 AM »
I am looking to start beekeeping this year!!!! I would like to know what is a good book to read that will help me learn about bee keeping!


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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Flow Hive
« Last post by azzkell on February 07, 2016, 08:04:15 AM »
Hi, yes I have one but am yet to set it up, I brought just the frames and need to modify a full depth 10 frame box to accommodate them. Looks like a great idea but is a lot of negativity out there about it also, can't knock it till you've tried it right!? Has raised bee awareness but may spawn a breed of bee pet owners. Time will tell.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Some hive shenanigans
« Last post by azzkell on February 07, 2016, 07:59:23 AM »
Hi norgan, where you from?
Are you sure they're not drone cells. I got a little confused seeing drone cells for the first time.
How many are there? From my understanding normally around 15+ for swarming preps.
sometimes they will build queen cup cells and not use them, have 4 in one if my hives now for 6 weeks.
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