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Offline Orlando

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Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:52:36 AM »
Hello all ... located in Hudson Valley region of NY. New to beekeeping. I have 2 hives and will probably add a few more. I decided on all 8 frame mediums ... foundationless. Beekeeping is great!

I've found a local hive supplier.... However, I am looking for a good bee supplier (i.e. northern queens/nucs/packages).


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Re: Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 12:17:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Offline yockey5

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Re: Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 01:53:07 PM »
Welcome to the forums!

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Re: Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 12:20:32 AM »

Welcome to the forum,Orlando.  Going foundationless is a little harder.  You will have to keep a check while they are drawing frames and straighten them when needed.  I got my hives last dec., they were established hives.  They were 1 deep brood and 2 shallow supers.  I have them in 2 deeps and several supers now.  It made it some easier to have some drawn frames to mix with foundationless.   I got some spring honey and will do summer in a few week.  People are asking for comb honey.   Good luck with your bees.


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Offline Orlando

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Re: Re: Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 08:49:52 AM »
@Joe...very true about making the comb straight. I've had to do that already.

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Re: Greetings, Hudson Valley, NY
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 08:36:56 AM »
Welcome to the site!

 

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