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Author Topic: New to Northeast Beekeeping questions (Hammonton New Jersey)  (Read 2462 times)
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« on: February 21, 2012, 06:25:55 PM »


I have relocated to New Jersey from Florida and want to start beekeeping asap as I am dying without bees to enjoy  Sad. I have 2 questions for now

1: Could someone tell me when asap is?

I used to do bee removals to get my bees and now I must order to get started because I am travelling a bit for work.

2: When I get the bees how do I keep them in the new hives I am purchasing? I have my common sense assumption but, I need to hear from people who have done this. I saw partial answers to the questions already. I want to go foundationless like I was doing in Florida. I had really good results there when I started beekeeping even though the old school beeks were frowning upon it.

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Can somebody tell me where I can find a foundation tree?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 10:02:53 PM »

This may help you.


New Jersey



ESSEX COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 Landi Simone
 101-B Taylortown Rd
 Boonton, NJ 07005
 Phone: 973-263-0674
 Email: beelady@optonline.net
 http://www.njbeekeepers.org/LocalBranches.htm

 MORRIS COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 Janet A. Klatz
 460 Old Route 24
 Chester, NJ 07930-2903
 Phone: 908-879-4377
 Email: janet@rapseik.org
 http://www.njbeekeepers.org
 
SOUTH JERSEY BKPRS ASSOC
 Tim Schuler
 P O Box 228
 Richland, NJ 08350
 Phone: 856-697-0483
 Email: tim.schuler@ag.state.nj.us

 SUSSEX COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
 John Vnenchak
 29 Dogwood Trail
 Kinnelon, NJ 07405
 Phone: 973-492-5632
 Email: KSDVN@aol.com



                    BEE HAPPY Jim 134 Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 12:04:52 AM »

>1: Could someone tell me when asap is?

As Soon As Possible.  That is usually now.  Wink


>2: When I get the bees how do I keep them in the new hives I am purchasing? I have my common sense assumption but, I need to hear from people who have done this. I saw partial answers to the questions already. I want to go foundationless like I was doing in Florida. I had really good results there when I started beekeeping even though the old school beeks were frowning upon it.

If you buy packages, you just build your hives and foundationless frames (with whatever guides you want) and put them packages in.  If you buy nucs then it's important that the frames at least fit, and you will have to work the large cell combs out of the hive buy moving them to the sides and maybe pulling them in the spring when a lot of combs are empty.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 06:48:30 AM »

welcome bill.. you are not far from me.. here is a link
http://stewartsapiaries.weebly.com/index.html

contact me if you neeed further help.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 07:51:56 AM »

awesom info..
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