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New Bee
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« on: January 02, 2012, 10:46:55 AM »

I am new to bees.  I have been going to the local beekeepers meetings and reading books for the last year.  I am planning on starting three hives in the spring.  So am building the boxes now and will do frames next.  Still need to get the apparel, hive tool, and smoker.  I will try to get Nukes from the local beekeepers rather then purchase bees mail-order.

Looking forward to learning new things here and getting answers to any questions that come up.


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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 11:13:57 AM »

Howdy Gordon.  Welcome to the forum...there's a great group of folks here, nice community with tons of excellent bee knowledge.  The moderators are excellent and even-handed and they keep things running smoothly.  It's a great place!

I've got a small nuc in an 8-frame medium that I'm overwintering to, as my mentor says, "get my hands wet".  I'll be moving two colonies to my house in February.  If you can acquire your bees locally I think you will be much better'll have local bees and you will create a relationship with the seller.  It's good to have someone close by to call on when you have a problem.

Definitely keep working on your woodenware....spring will be here before you know it!

Best wishes!!!
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Larry Bees
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 11:39:49 AM »

Welcome to the site Gordon! Larry
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 01:28:18 PM »

Welcome to the site!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 01:53:11 PM »

Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 08:59:26 PM »


Welcome to the site Gordon.  Joe from south Ms., new also.  Been going to bee assoc. meeting for over a year, got 3 hives in dec.  One of the bee asoc member died and his daughter sold to me.  It's a challenge, but fun.

Good Luck,

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 11:34:28 AM »

Welcome Gordon
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