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Offline JayC

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Hello From Cleveland
« on: January 24, 2009, 06:29:42 AM »
Hello all.  I'm on the east side of Cleveland.  It seems there's some sort of conspiracy against us on this side, there are six "local" beekeeping clubs I can find, but they're all at least 30 minutes away.  Anyway, I was looking at buying packages from a local place.  They start shipping packages in mid April.  I'm worried that this might be too early for packages around here.  Anyone have any experience/input in this matter?  Thanks.

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Re: Hello From Cleveland
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 07:19:38 AM »
April is fine to set a package,just be sure to feed them inside.Check this link:
http://clinton.extension.psu.edu/Ag/Bees/bee_videos.htm

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Re: Hello From Cleveland
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 07:35:03 AM »
Hello and Welcome JayC
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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Re: Hello From Cleveland
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 12:25:23 PM »
If you are talking about Cleveland, Ohio I am about 1.5 hrs. south of you.  I have received packages as early as 4/10 and had no problems.  Just install and feed even if it is somewhat cool out.  It would be a definite plus if you have drawn foundation to put them on but if not install anyhow just make sure you feed.
  I think you really enjoy the site nice to have you aboard.

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Re: Hello From Cleveland
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 02:01:26 PM »
Welcome JayC.

Mid-April??? One guy over here has them coming March 28th.

I think they will do fine, but make you sure you have a feeder ready as there is always a cold snap and days they will not be flying.

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