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Offline bjw27

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Hello from CT
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:30:12 PM »
I am from CT and getting 2 packages of Italians in April.
  My father was a beekeeper.  I remember always having the bees around and trying to keep the smoker lit for him, unfortunately he passed away 3yrs ago. He had three hives left that I drove into the ground by a year and half later.  When I checked out the dead bees, they had lots of varroa mites on them.  I have not seen a honey bee flying around the yard in a good year or so and I find it kinda sad. Plus the veggie gardens and fruit trees are producing less without the little pollinators.  Hopefully my second go round will be more successful.


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Re: Hello from CT
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 06:50:30 PM »
Good luck to you - maybe you still have access to your dad's bee library too? and you can look at the same lessons he did.  These forums have been a tremendous help to me as well.
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Re: Hello from CT
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 08:49:37 AM »
Sorry for your loss and hopefully bee keeping will be a joy to you to bring back memories.    Good luck this spring with them.

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Re: Hello from CT
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 10:48:55 AM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Hello from CT
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 09:58:47 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes! It looks like there is a lot of great information on this site!

 

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