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Offline norse

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New member, Perth, Australia
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:09:32 PM »
Hello,
this is my first year beekeeping and finding the beemaster website has been a great help. I live on 10 acres of native bush and I stumbled into beekeeping 6 months ago when I found a feral hive in a rusty drum. I bought an 8 frame deep langstroth hive and a veil,smoker and gloves, and transfered the colony into it. They swarmed several days later so I hastily built a second hive and dropped the swarm into it. Both of the colonies have done ok and have built up well. Then in the spring (starting about october here) there were a lot of scout bees searching for a new hive under the eaves of our house. The native trees around here are quite small, limiting potential hive sites for the bees. So I built a bait hive using frames with foundation and caught a swarm in 3 days. Not being able to resist catching further swarms over spring, I now suddenly find I have 7 hives and definitely have the bee fever I have read so much about on this site. I still have many questions and look forward to posting on the forums.


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Re: New member, Perth, Australia
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 10:47:03 PM »
Hello and Welcome Norse
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
Johnny

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Re: New member, Perth, Australia
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 10:48:17 PM »
wow, you are off to a great start!!  that's not just luck.  you must have done some major study work!

one of the best holidays i ever took was in Perth.  welcome.  there are a number of you down under folks here.
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Re: New member, Perth, Australia
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 02:20:06 PM »
Norse, welcome to our forum.  What an interesting tale, you do have that bee fever, as well all do too.  This can be a place for learning, sharing your tales, stories and experiences, we love to listen and offer advice if asked.  Stick around, you will also make new friends here, just wait and see.  Have a wonderful day, life, health.  Cindi
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