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Offline RuffTuffCreampuff

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N. Texas howdy
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:23:08 AM »
Greetings:  I've had a long time interest in bees that began when a group of  students ran into my room with breathless news of a HUGE swarm of bees on a bush outside of the school.  Since I was a biology teacher, I was duty-bound to follow my academic charges and was led to what I know now to be a rather modest swarm size of maybe 2-3 pounds.  I had no equipment at that time, so my best course of action was to inform the principal, whose husband was a beekeeper.  He came and collected the swarm, and gave me a small book on beekeeping.  I read it, of course (science teacher, hello) and was hooked.  Now, after a fitful start, I'm ready to begin again.  I'm very interested in top-bar hives and the warre' hives. It just makes sense to me to use as few chemicals as possible with my garden and livestock (poultry) and I see no reason not to practice this with the bees.  I look forward to reading the posts on this forum and exchanging comments with the members. 

Offline BjornBee

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Re: N. Texas howdy
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 05:57:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum

Here are a couple links that may be helpful to you.

http://www.bjornapiaries.com/topbarbeekeeping.html
http://www.bjornapiaries.com/warrehivebeekeeping.html

www.bjornapiaries.com
www.pennapic.org
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Northern States Queen Breeders Assoc.  www.nsqba.com

Offline Dave360

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Re: N. Texas howdy
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 06:41:58 PM »
welcome  n. texas

 Dave in E. texas

 

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