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Offline Squirrelhenge

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Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« on: August 24, 2012, 07:32:30 PM »
Greetings!

I'm Eric Francis, and I've wasted years being a wannabeekeeper. Had the suit and some tools and would help occasionally with other people's hives (and interview the occasional beekeeper for the newspaper I worked for), but never had my own hives. Well, I've finally decided to jump into the deep end and see if all my book-reading (and YouTube-watching) has left any impression at all. I plan to start small with a couple of hives in time for the first nectar flow next year. Meanwhile, I'm still helping with the bees in our community garden and reading up on the forum posts to glean knowledge from those who've been down this path before.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Eric Francis
North Little Rock, Ark.
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North Little Rock, Ark.

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Offline AllenF

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 08:30:50 PM »
Get you some bees!  Jump right in.  But wait until spring.  And welcome to the forum.

Offline Joe D

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 12:46:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum and you may want to join a local bee club.  Good luck and it is additive.



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Offline tefer2

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 10:18:15 AM »
Welcome to the forum.


Offline Squirrelhenge

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 01:00:39 PM »
Welcome to the forum and you may want to join a local bee club.  Good luck and it is additive.

I plan to, Joe. The Central Arkansas Beekeepers meet on the first Tuesday of the month and I've got it on my calendar. And I've got a few beekeeping friends to lean on, as well.

Eric
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North Little Rock, Ark.

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Offline Intheswamp

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 02:08:31 AM »
Welcome aboard, Eric.

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Offline Roy Coates

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Re: Finally taking the plunge in Arkansas
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 09:05:06 AM »
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