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Offline Nicole

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New in Florida
« on: January 23, 2009, 06:06:51 PM »
Hello all!

I've been lurking a bit trying to learn as much as I can before I get my first bees this April.  I'm starting out with 2 nucs and hope to build up to 50 or so hives eventually!  I've always loved bugs and been fascinated by social insects, and having some to "play with" that can make me some honey sounds great :-D  I'm going to use all mediums since I'm just a wimpy girl and am going to try foundationless and as natural as possible management practices.  I practically got myself laughed out the door at the local Dadant's branch when I mentioned that one  :roll:  Anyways, I'm here to stay if you'll have me and look forward to learning as much as I can from the wise beekeepers I've been reading posts from so far. :-D


Offline pdmattox

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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 06:18:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I run bees mainly around the lake city-high springs-newberry-gainesville-bronson area. :lol: Good luck on your venture and hope you do well in the all natural category,but I had to laugh when you talked about being laughed out the door of dadant.  :) If you need any local advice or help just let me know.

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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 06:29:43 PM »
Great to see ya got the bug for bugs!!

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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 10:41:01 PM »
Hello and Welcome Nicole
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: New in Florida
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 08:06:05 AM »
Welcome Nicole.
A great intro of yourself.
Good luck with your plans.
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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 02:30:05 PM »
Welcome aboard.
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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 04:49:13 PM »
Think Your Gonna Like It Here, We Do!! :) :) :)
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Re: New in Florida
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 01:22:22 PM »
Nicole, welcome to our forum.  You have found the right place to spend time and learn, we all love to help.  Lean on us.  Have a wonderful, awesome day, Cindi
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