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Offline keys861

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Hello from central Kentcuky
« on: March 09, 2008, 02:44:52 PM »
Hi All,
  My name is Fred, I'm 46 and I am new to beekeeping. I have no experience whatsoever. I have been reading and talking with my County Extension Agent about bees. He is very encouraging and has enrolled me in a local beekeeping class.
I look forward to purchasing my first hives. I have ten acres that has been used as a pasture field in the past. I plan on sowing wildflowers and native grasses on this land and let it naturally regenerate itself.
My interest are woodworking, photography, gardening, fitness and of course bees.

I look forward to sharing ideas on this forum


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Re: Hello from central Kentcuky
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 04:39:45 PM »
Hi Fred
I am new also, my hive stuff is on the way & my bees come in April.  You will love this forum.  Everyone is so helpful & there are many ideas, ways of solving the same problems so you can pick whatever will work best given your situation.  I've had many answers to questions I hadn't thought of yet, helps you plan!  Have fun with your bees!

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Re: Hello from central Kentcuky
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 01:39:12 AM »
Fred, welcome to our forum, you have some interests that go hand in hand with beekeeping, flowers, photography....say no more.  You will find this a great place to learn, share your experiences, ask any question, you will see all questions get answers, and never think a question is dumb, because it is not.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day, love our life we live.  Cindi
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Re: Hello from central Kentcuky
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 08:12:14 AM »
Welcome Fred!

Last summer I attended the Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS) meeting in Frankfort and was able to meet many wonderful Kentucky beekeepers.  In fact, I won a door prize, a hive assembled by the Blue Grass Beekeepers. I encourage you to get involved with a local bee club: find a few mentors and have fun hanging out with beeks.

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Re: Hello from central Kentcuky
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 03:02:54 PM »
Thanks for all the greetings. I think this is going to be a great little hobby that I hope develops into a fun little small business.

Indy, I was signed up for the state class but it was rescheduled due to the snow that we had this last weekend. I wasn't aware of the door prizes. Maybe I will get lucky.
Are you in Brown County, IN? What a beautiful spot...

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Re: Hello from central Kentcuky
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 03:26:16 PM »
Hey Fred! Good luck with your class! I will have to look around and see if we have anything like that here in CA!