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Offline nonna italiana

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Hi from SF Bay Area
« on: July 18, 2005, 12:55:20 AM »
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!

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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Hi from SF Bay Area
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 01:07:12 PM »
Welcome aboard, and good to have ya. :)

Beth

Offline Horns Pure Honey

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Hi from SF Bay Area
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 01:40:24 PM »
Welcome aboard! Do you know what type of bees you have? See ya on the forums, bye :D
Ryan Horn

Offline nonna italiana

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Hi from SF Bay Area
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 11:58:05 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...