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Offline carlfaba10t

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New beekeeper
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:17:38 PM »
Hello my name is Carl and this is my first post.I live in Merlin Oregon,that is about 3 miles north of Grants Pass.I am a 67 yr old male and have lived on my small farm for the past 35 yrs. This all started with finding a wild honeybee hive that i brought home to save the colony after watching the bees for a while i got the BUG!.So far i have read everything i can find on the topic,about 6 months of research reading and have built my first honeybee hive from plans downloaded from the web.Have talked to one beekeeper so far.Am very worried about spring and swarm!.So any help out there will be appreciated.
Carl-I have done so much with so little for so long i can now do something with nothing!

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 03:05:13 PM »
Welcome Carl, Have been through/over Grant's Pass many times so I know about where you are. Good luck with your honeys!

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 03:09:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 05:17:50 PM »
Hello, and welcome to the site.

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 08:09:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 08:33:50 PM »
we have a member in Lakeside, and another down your way that i don't remember. 

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: New beekeeper
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 10:42:49 PM »
Regarding swarming, please read from the website I have posted


http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm

There are many schools of thought on this process, but Michael Bush has written a wonderful book on beekeeping. He is a member of this forum will probably jump in from time to time to answer any questions you may have about beekeeping. You can read everything on his web page as well.

Good luck
Annette

 

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