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Offline Billy B

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(Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:00:45 PM »
Howdy from Frederick, Md.   I've been thinking about beekeeping for a number of years and my good wife surprised me for Christmas by signing me up for a class with the Frederick County Beekeepers Association.  We've had one class and now I am excited!   Obsession is setting in ... I've been trying to absorb as much as I can and am looking forward to ordering my bees and getting ready for the spring!

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Re: (Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 05:25:41 PM »
Hiya! It's a fun hobby. I am in my first winter myself. Lots to learn and lots of good help here on the forum.

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Re: (Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 05:26:30 PM »
X:X Welcome to Beemaster  X:X
If you are going to buy bees do at now hope you do not find them all sold out.  Just my $0.02


ALLEGHENY MTN BKPRS ASSOC
 Steven Martin
 HC 64 Box 2027
 Romney, WV 26757
 Phone: 304-822-3878
 Email: stevenmartin@frontiernet.net
 http://www.alleghenymountainbeekeepersassociation.com
 
ANNE ARUNDEL BKPRS ASSOC
 Loyd Luna
 754 Carlisle Dr
 Arnold, MD 21012
 Phone: 410-757-5797
 Email: wlluna@verizon.net

 ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND BKPRS
 Jerry Worrell
 Email: worrell@chesapeake.net
 http://gworrell.freeyellow.com/asmb.html
 
BOWIE - UPPER MARLBORO BKPRS
Scott Seccomb
 7804 Woodyard Rd
 Clinton, MD 20735
 Phone: 301-868-2086
 Email: jrtzrule@yahoo.com
 www.bumbabees.com

 CENTRAL MARYLAND BKPRS ASSOC
 David Papke
 717-246-2339
 Email: dcpapke@aol.com
 http://www.cmbeea.org
 
FREDERICK COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 Adam Finkelstein
 8100 Overlook Court
 Frederick, MD 21702
 Phone: 301-662-4844
 Email: adam f7@gmail.com
 http://www.ibiblio.org/bees/adamf/fcba

 HOWARD COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 Allen Hayes
 709 Weller Dr
 Mt Airy, MD 21771-3442
 Phone: 410-489-2835
 Email: thehayeshouse4@aol.com
 http://www.hcbamd.org

 MARYLAND STATE BKPRS ASSOC
 David Morris
 Email: beefriend@verizon.net
 www.msbeea.org

 MONTGOMERY COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 David Bernard
 26626 Howard Chapel Rd
 Damascus, MD 20872
 Phone: 301-414-2317
 Email: amazing.bee@verizon.net
 http://www.montgomerycountybeekeepers.com

 SUSQUEHANNA BKPRS ASSOC
 John Knapstein
 2640 Bailey Rd
 Forest Hill, MD 21050
 Phone: 410-692-9823
 Email: jdk92048@aol.com

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Re: (Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 07:24:36 PM »
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Re: (Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 10:47:56 PM »
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Re: (Hopefully) New Beekeeper in Frederick, MD
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 09:58:29 AM »
If you are going to buy bees do at now hope you do not find them all sold out.  Just my $0.02

Thanks for that!   I didn't realize how early you needed to order.   Just checked with one of our local suppliers (HT Krantz) and put a NUC on order.   I would like to put two on order, but I was wondering if there was any value in doing one as a NUC and one as a package.  My thought was just so I could learn both processes ... but I hesitated when I saw on the web page that the package is a bit more difficult for beginners.    Though I am sure I can probably have one of the more seasoned beekeeprs in the club guide me a long a bit.