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Offline wm21m9

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Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« on: February 25, 2008, 04:51:09 PM »
 I'm just getting started in Cumberland county...Jeff

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 05:27:25 PM »
Well, Hello there from Lynchburg.  How many colonies do you have?
Best wishes on a successful 08 season!
"Born Po, Die Po" ........ just need to feed myself in between!

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 05:31:30 PM »
 None yet, waiting on my first & getting nervous! You? Howdy, my wife & I are beaglers too! Jeff

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 07:58:16 PM »
hardtime here.my place abingdon va. i have 6 hives 1 ain,t looking good .hope you have fun with your new bees .this spring
your frend   hardtime

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 10:05:42 PM »
hello jeff, i have 2 hives in appomattox. hopefully will have 15 by fall. no need to be
nervous just have fun and relax.....robert

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 10:17:59 PM »
i've got a couple out here. enjoy yourself!

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 01:57:45 AM »
Hello from buffalo junction Va. don't be nervous just go for it i lost half of mine but i do have four doing very well and i have six packages this april. Have fun and enjoy your girls they will do the rest for you.


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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 07:58:27 AM »
Welcome!
Have you checked out a local bee club yet? Get involved! Find some mentors. Hang out with other beeks who share your addiction.
http://www.virginiabeekeepers.org/association_map.htm

Offline wm21m9

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 08:55:48 AM »
 Thanks y'all, and thanks for the link that was going to be my first question this mornin! Jeff

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 12:26:42 PM »
Hi Jeff  :)

I'm Barbra (BEH) I'm in Norfolk.  I'm a newbee too.  No hives yet, just ordered my 'woodenware'.
I've been wanting to have bees for  a g e s , now I'm finally doing it and I cant wait for everything to get here...  the equipment, ... my bees, ... SPRING!!!!!

 The people in this forum have all been so welcoming and generous with their knowledge, they are a real TREASURE.  Books are important but the advice and opinions of all these experienced beekeepers fills in all the gaps nicely.   I think you will like it here alot, I know I do!   :-D

Welcome, Barbra

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 07:06:37 PM »
I have one active hive and one waiting in the wings to receive a package plus a queen in April. I live right close to Randydrivesabus. We can't seem to catch a break weatherwise. If the temp rises above 50, it's either raining or windy as heck. I'm anxious to crack open the hive and do a thorough inspection. I get a really nice buzzzz response when I tap on the hive. So, I'm hoping they are doing ok.

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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 07:49:02 PM »
hI JEFF i see you live in cumberland county which is not to far from mecklenburg county where i live if you ever come to a small town named Clarksville let me know when you are coming and i will give you my phone number and you can come to my yard and take a look around and maybe leave with a young queen from my girls if you chose and if you ever want to talk let me know i'llbe glad to  help you with any questions you may have.


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Re: Any Virginia beekeepers out there?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 12:53:50 PM »
Hey Tom, I use to live in Chase city, bear tore up my bees, I now live in Ringgold and work in Clover.Going to be getting back into the bees first of May. Jim <><

 

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