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Offline genehil

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Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« on: December 02, 2011, 08:08:45 AM »
Presently attending UF Extension Office class "Beekeeping in the Panhandle".  Not sure if I'm already behind the curve for Spring 2012.  May use the next ten months or so to read, read, read and learn, learn, learn before I order my hive kit and bees.  I think by springtime 2013 I may have a handle on what I need to do.  I'm already learning loads from the forums here.

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 12:07:25 AM »
I think you can be ready for spring of 12.    Read and read some more.   And welcome to the forum.

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 12:56:32 AM »
I agree with Allen, get ready to jump in!  Now's the time to be building your supers and equipment.  2013 is a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGGGG way off!!!!!!!! ;)

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 07:34:18 PM »
Order your bees now. It is not as difficult as it seems when you have support network like Beemaster.com.


Good Luck,

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 08:37:27 PM »
get in touch with hardwood (scot and pegy)  he knows bees and is a great teacher
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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 09:37:07 AM »
Welcome to the site!

Get started this spring! Don't wait! A friend of mine bought a lot of starter nucs from a guy in the panhandle last year.

Larry

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 07:55:48 PM »
welcome to the site!

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 09:57:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum, your gonna love it!
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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 11:40:00 PM »
Jump in this spring for sure. The fastest way to learn is to do! I'm not exactly next to you but am willing to help anyway I can.

Enjoy!
Scott
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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 08:39:39 PM »
Welcome!  Reading is a great way to learn about bees but it doesn't hold a candle to actually learning from the bees.  Go ahead and jump in, you won't regret it!

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Re: Newbie in Panama City, Florida
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 03:00:11 PM »
I'm also in the same UF course but in Leon County.

Go ahead and plan for spring 2012. If you don't around June/July you'll wish you had.

I've been chomping at the bit myself for months.