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nonna italiana
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« on: July 17, 2005, 11:55:20 PM »

Hello to all.  I'm new to beekeeping.  A friend gave a swarm to me back in May; now I have a backyard hive in the East Bay.  I've learned a lot from everyone who has been posting to this board.  Thanks to everyone, you've all been very helpful.  Lots of neat pix, too!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 12:07:12 PM »

Welcome aboard, and good to have ya. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 12:40:24 PM »

Welcome aboard! Do you know what type of bees you have? See ya on the forums, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 10:58:05 PM »

Thanks for the nice welcome.  Seems the swarm I've hived has a mix of light & dark bees.  They seem to be pretty gentle, as clumsy as I still am with checking the hive, I haven't bothered too much with all the protective gear.
I've got 2 brood chambers, then 3 medium supers now above the queen excluder.  Using 10 frames with pierco foundation.  Got loads of nectar, but not much of it is capped honey.  My hive is under a tree, so maybe it needs more warmth or ventilation?
Having a great time with my bees -- it's really neat to come home, sit outside & watch them for awhile.
I'm going to have lots of questions when it comes time to extract honey...
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