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« on: October 26, 2008, 06:34:11 PM »

I made the decision to get into bees late this yr. I have done a lot of reading, I also signed up on a couple of different forums (beesource & OSBA).
My plan for next year is to start with two hives, each with two deep hive bodies and if I need them two western supers each, (10 frame setup) I purchased all my equipment last week at Ruhls bee supply in Oregon, well almost everything, due to a miscount we only got frames for one hive setup so need to buy more.

Originally from England, I now reside on 7 acres in Snohomish county WA, near the town of Granite Falls.
I am also a member of the local bee club, NWBDA
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 07:20:33 PM »

Welcome!  You are not too far from Brian or Winenutguy!  You have time to order more frames before next spring.  This will be my bees 1st winter so we shall see how I did as a beesteward in the spring!  You will love this place, tons of info & goodwill!  Again, welcome!  J
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 08:33:15 PM »

Hello and Welcome Oldenglish
There is alot of great information on the forum !!
The members here are willing help and answer your questions, all you need to do is to ask
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 10:03:47 AM »

OldEnglish, welcome to our forum.  This will be a place where you can spend some great time, learning about how to keep bees.  Being on acreage, you will have lots of areas to watch your bees, spend time with them, get to know their antics, and these you will love to watch.  Ask your questions, here you can tell your stories, tales and experiences, we love to listen.  Have the most wonderful and awesome day, Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 11:28:02 AM »

Good to see you here Oldenglish.                  Irwin
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 09:28:09 PM »

Welcome!  You are not too far from Brian or Winenutguy!  You have time to order more frames before next spring.  This will be my bees 1st winter so we shall see how I did as a beesteward in the spring!  You will love this place, tons of info & goodwill!  Again, welcome!  J

I assume you'll be obtaining your initial equipment from Beez Neez in Snohomish.  You can order your packages now for next spring if you like, they usually start taking orders after Halloween for the coming spring.  Choose your hive equipment carefully, don't buy the starter package because it has a lot of things a 1st yearer doesn't need.  You can save a bit by buying more quantity of what you do need. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 06:06:12 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnewbees.htm
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesbasics.htm
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 11:46:42 AM »

Thanks for all the warm welcomes.
I already had the Bush farms links, along with about 30 others, I enjoyed the site and got a lot of useful information out of it.
For any of you who may be interested, I just created a blog and am going to document my bee keeping adventure, feel free to check it out, address is in my sig.

As I mentioned in my blog I did not purchase enough frames, I have plenty of time to get more but I am intrigued by the idea of foundationless frames.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 11:51:56 AM »

Welcome to the forum this is a great place to gain knowledge and make new friends
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 05:07:17 PM »

Thanks for all the warm welcomes.
I already had the Bush farms links, along with about 30 others, I enjoyed the site and got a lot of useful information out of it.
For any of you who may be interested, I just created a blog and am going to document my bee keeping adventure, feel free to check it out, address is in my sig.

As I mentioned in my blog I did not purchase enough frames, I have plenty of time to get more but I am intrigued by the idea of foundationless frames.

Give me a PM, I'll give you the same tour I gave Winenutguy, I think he'd say it was worth the trip.
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2008, 09:55:11 AM »

Oldenglish.  Take Brian up on his offer, he has some very cool stuff going on at his place, you would for surely love the visit.  Have a most wonderfully fantastic day, Cindi
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 11:55:21 AM »

I took Brian up on his offer and will be visiting him this sunday.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 09:04:43 AM »

OldEnglish.  Good.  You will enjoy Brian's company immensely, I sure did when we went for our bee bbq there.  You will enjoy things that he shows you too!!!  Yeah!!  Have a most wonderful day and life, Cindi
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