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Offline Joe D

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new bee in southern Mississippi
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:48:44 PM »
Hi All,

Joe Downing from northeast of Hattiesburg,Ms.  I have built a tbh and a langstroth?hive, both with screen bottoms.  No bee's at the present. Checking local for spring time bees.  I think I have a good place for them, I've got 25 acres of crimson clover, lots of wild hedge and neighbor has several  acres of golden rod,etc.  I joined the local bee club, I plan to help bees best I can.  without chemicals, or foundation.

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 11:12:37 AM »
Plus you've got the other 8,000 acres or so around you that they'll work. :)

Sounds like you've got a good location.  Welcome to the forum!

Check with your local bee clubs regarding spring bees.  Russell Apiaries will be selling nucs this spring and I'm sure there are other companies and individuals that will be selling.

Best wishes and have FUN!!! ;)

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 12:05:56 PM »
Welcome to the site and "good luck" when you get your bees. Larry

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 12:55:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 07:22:02 PM »
Thanks for the welcome

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 11:08:47 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 05:12:35 PM »
we have a little spring gathering here so be sure and drive up, no classroom; everything hands on
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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 11:31:32 PM »
Joe,
I'm new too, and live in Purvis.  How do I get involved in the bee club?
Thanks,
Tommy

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 07:50:40 AM »
Bud1, when is your classroom session? I live in Tuscaloosa but know where Macon is because my family is from Panola.

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 08:56:38 AM »
last weekend in april; know most o them folks
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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 09:02:13 AM »
"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 04:02:16 PM »
last weekend in april; know most o them folks

Actually, I think my bees maybe came from your place? My uncle bought them for me when he set up his hives.  Small world.

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »

Hi Gold,

I really don't think so, I just got my first bees in Dec 2011, and I still have all three hives.

Joe

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 05:55:26 PM »
<chuckle> I think goldfinch was replying to bud1. ;)

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American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 11:43:03 PM »
Yes, I'm sorry Joe, I sort of hijacked your thread :oops:

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Re: new bee in southern Mississippi
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 12:47:09 AM »

no problem,  there are a lot of guys in local club that do sell bees, nucs and hives

Joe