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Offline preston39

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New from KY and a novice keeper...starting.
« on: April 28, 2011, 03:48:26 AM »
Thanks for allowing me to join.

I want a hive of bees on our ranch to help nature and maybe get a little honey now and then. Hopefully replace  some of the CCD loss with assistance from this forum. 8-)
I'm  Preston

Offline indypartridge

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Re: New from KY and a novice keeper...starting.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 07:48:26 AM »
Hello and Welcome!

This forum is a good place to learn more about bees and beekeeping. Be sure to check out the tutorials on the main Beemaster page ("Backyard Beekeeping Course"). Check your local library for books/videos on beekeeping. Buy some beginner's books. Read, read, read.  There are many excellent online sites. Two that I often recommend:
Natural Beekeeping:
http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
100 Online lessons:
http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/

Lastly, get involved with a local club. Clubs are great places to find mentors and get connected to nearby beekeepers:
http://www.kyagr.com/statevet/bees/association/index.htm

Offline AllenF

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Re: New from KY and a novice keeper...starting.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 07:41:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Offline specialkayme

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Re: New from KY and a novice keeper...starting.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 08:13:44 PM »
Welcome to the site!

 

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