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Are you part of the southern or northern states???

northern states
12 (50%)
southern states
12 (50%)

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Offline Eggman

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southern states or northern states???
« on: March 19, 2011, 07:07:21 PM »
We are newbees are are curious where the majority of the bee advice will be coming from.  We are part of the upper states.  Our low this year was -10 degrees.  We assume the difficulties we face will not match those who raise bees in the lower states.
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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 07:41:26 PM »
I've kept bees in Illinois, Mississippi, and North Carolina, so how should I vote?
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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 07:54:21 PM »
Your assumption is correct, but so far the poll is hugely skewed (all southern) but there are lots and lots of experienced beekeepers all over the USA and many parts beyond in the forums.
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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 07:55:23 AM »
Some of the best advice comes from Finland  ;)

To be fair, there is great advice from all over the country as Bee Happy and Iddee reports.

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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 12:02:01 PM »
Although we have cold and snow up North,we have very little trouble with small hive beetles,which may make the cold seem like a good thing.

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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 10:41:39 PM »
Ill take the colder weather and stronger honey flows and knock on wood, no shb, or ahb.  We also dont have poisonous bugs and reptiles all over so Ill take the trade off.

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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 02:04:46 AM »
No poisonous bug or reptiles? What do ya'll eat?? :-D

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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 04:13:09 AM »
I mean ones that kill you, LOL!
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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 07:04:31 AM »
We are newbees are are curious where the majority of the bee advice will be coming from.
While some questions are fairly generic and answers aren't location-dependent; I believe that most of us here take a look at the location in your profile before offering advice. If you post a question that is location-specific, most of the time you can expect a location-specfic answer.

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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 05:44:22 AM »
In western Nebraska and Laramie Wyo we had several winters where it was -40 F.  Not only that but -40 F every night for almost a month on one occasion.  Now I'm in the warm climate of Southeast Nebraska where we are surprised when it hits -27 F which it does now and then.
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Re: southern states or northern states???
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 07:54:07 AM »
thanks everyone ;)
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