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Offline sdracer12

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Starting Bees in my Area
« on: March 29, 2009, 02:29:28 PM »
Hello all, I am new to keeping bees, but am fairly familiar with the industry, including transportation and pollenation.  I was looking to get started in keeping bees with around 6-10 hives, and I live in a rural/farming area on 20 acres with access to alot of additional acres of farm and alfalfa/pasture land.  Anyway, would anyone have any ideas where I could purchase bee packages or nucs in my area?  I have done some searching but haven't come up with alot of options.  PM or Email would also be fine if it can't be posted on here.

I just found this site in the last 2 weeks and I am amazed at all the helpful tips and info there is here to read.  Thanks everyone!

Offline RayMarler

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Re: Starting Bees in my Area
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 08:48:40 PM »
Welcome to our forums here and glad to hear you're going to become a beekeeper. It's a great hobby and can give income for some. I can't help on where to purchase packages for you as I'm not in your area at all. Hopefully someone else in here will speak up with some options for you.
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Offline sdracer12

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Re: Starting Bees in my Area
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 11:49:33 AM »
Thank you for the warm welcome, I am excited to get going, lol.  It is still snowing here today, but the extended forcast is calling for warmer weather.  I am looking for boxes and equiment now, along with an outlet for packages of bees or nucs to begin this venture.