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Offline nietssemaj

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Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« on: September 04, 2011, 10:35:48 PM »
I've been intrigued by the idea of keeping bee's for several months. Reading things online, books, attending beekeeper association meetings.

Hoping to build/setup my first hive in the spring.

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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 10:39:48 PM »
Welcome to the site!

If you are planning on ordering bees for next spring, I would do it now. Don't wait. Those suppliers book up fast.

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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 07:40:12 AM »
welcome and why wait, find somebody to sell you a nuc from the local club, you should start with a minimum of three hives, if you buy from somebody who treats then you will have to treat, step off the edge, the water is fine
good luck
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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 10:31:55 AM »
Welcome to the forum.   :cheer:

If your hesitation is from doubt, talk to the people in your club and let them know you are looking for a mentor. Most mentors will let you work their hives beside them so you can learn and become comfortable around 40 to 200 thousand bees.

A word of warning: beekeeping is fun (IMHO) and addictive.  Let us know how you are doing and feel free to post pictures and ask questions. We like to help other beekeepers.  -Mike
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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 11:47:49 AM »
glad to see another tallahassee'an on the board!

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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 01:41:31 PM »
Hey Doug.. I PM'd you. :)

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Re: Wannbe beekeeper in Tallahassee, FL
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 08:10:26 AM »
Sent you an email   :-D

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