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Offline wetland bee

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« on: January 19, 2009, 08:19:03 PM »
Pa. beekeeper here. Had 32 hives back in 1990. lost them all that winter to mites. getting back in now with Russian bees. second year with 6 hives. really like them seem to be a real tough bee. like to swarm though.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 08:21:52 PM »
I'm from PA too. What town are you near?
Oh,and welcome to the forum!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 08:48:35 PM »
Welcome from another Pa. beekeeper. Many beekeepers from Pa. on this forum. Glad to see another.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 09:03:03 PM »
Pa. beekeeper here. Had 32 hives back in 1990. lost them all that winter to mites. getting back in now with Russian bees. second year with 6 hives. really like them seem to be a real tough bee. like to swarm though.

Have you lost some due to swarming or have you simply heard they like to swarm?


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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 07:34:04 AM »
Hello and Welcome wetland bee
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 #5 on: January 20, 2009, 12:52:42 PM »
WetlandBee.  Welcome to our forum.  That was a terrible loss back in 1990, that was alot of colonies to lose, sorry to hear that.  It has not diminished your desire to keep bees though, that is good, you are getting back into them, you are held under their spell, as we all are, they have that way about them.

When you have a moment, update your profile so we know where you live.

THis will be a place where you can tell your stories, tales, experiences, a place to make new friends too.  You will have lots of advice to give, and may wish advice too, we love to listen and help. Have a wonderful and awesome day, great health, attract it, it will come.  Cindi
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 07:06:58 PM »
WetlandBee, I have Russians too.  Hardy bees, I've had good luck with mine.  Welcome aboard.

David