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BigM
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« on: December 22, 2008, 12:50:44 PM »

Just signed up afew days ago. Wanted to read up and study the art and science of Beekeeping Thinking about taking up Beekeeping as a Hobby seems very interesting . As of now have not invested in any equipment Etc, Just reading and thinking about getting into the Hobby.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 12:57:11 PM »

BigM.  Welcome to our forum, this will be the place where you can spend time, learn lots about beekeeping, have a place to tell your tales, stories and experiences.  Read, ask questions, we all love to read, listen and learn too.  Have a wonderful and awesome day, life, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »

As a fellow newbie, welcome. You'll find a lot of useful information on this forum. I know I did.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 09:45:50 PM »

Hello and Welcome BigM
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 #4 on: December 23, 2008, 06:42:41 AM »

Hello and Welcome, BigM!

This is great place to learn more about bees and beekeeping. The tutorials on the main Beemaster page were among the first places I began learning about bees several years ago. Besides the wealth of information to be found on the web, check your local library for beekeeping books & videos. I also highly recommend getting involved with a local beekeeping club. Clubs are good places to find mentors and get connected with nearby beekeepers. Also, clubs often offer beginning beekeeping classes. The Illinois State Beekeepers website lists several local clubs, as well as State regulations, etc:
http://www.isba.us/

Depending on where you're located within Illinois, you may want to consider taking some beekeeping classes with David Burns - I've heard good things about him:
http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2008/06/long-lane-beekeeping-classes.html
http://www.honeybeesonline.com/classes.html

Also, there's also a beekeeping class in western Indiana coming up in a few weeks. Again, depending on where you are, it might be a possibility:
http://www.indianabeekeepingschool.com/

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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 07:07:42 AM »

Thanks for the nice Welcome everyone, This is quite an info packed Message board  Smiley
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