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Offline pclaire

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New Beekeeper in PA
« on: March 25, 2013, 02:22:43 PM »
Hi,

I just ordrered my first beehive. 

My dad kept bees when I was a kid but unfortunately  he can't help me these days so I am just a bit nervous  :lol:

I was planning to attend a class at our local 4H center, but it is full.  So I might be begging for advice from the pros on this forum. 

Looking forward to chatting with you all!

Pclaire

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 02:54:37 PM »
Welcome and lots of help on offer.  Some good and some not so good, so pay attention to whom you decide to listen to.  Someone with experieince in your area is the most desireable. 

Spent some time reading old posts and threads with questions from new beekeepers.   It is all great fun and I envy you the newness of the many discoveries that will excite you. 

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 05:18:22 PM »
Welcome aboard,

You're in for the treat of your life, at least that's how I feel about beekeeping. Vance gave you some good advice, can't believe I said that  :-D,

Local advice is usually the best. Just remember to sort through everything carefully. You'll do just fine. So ask away!
All things may be lawful, but not all things are advantageous.

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 07:03:17 PM »
We were all beginners once. Don't be afraid to ask questions! :)  What part of PA ya from?

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 07:46:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Offline pclaire

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 11:47:45 AM »
I'm in beautiful Montgomery County.  About 45 mimutes  northwest of Philadlephia.

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 03:20:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Pclaire.  There are some here from PA.  There are lots of threads and videos here also.  Check into a local bee club, you may find a mentor there.  Good luck and beek is addictive.




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Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum pclaire,

With the experience of all the people on the site, we can't help but succeed. :)

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 06:59:32 PM »
Pclaire,
I am from Clinton County.

If your interested,Montgomery County has a beekeepers association.
http://www.montcobeekeepers.org/Pages/default.aspx
But we are here every day if you need some advice. :)

Georgia Boy, I accidentaly opened your post instead of my own reply. Only edit was to remove the goof I made. :shock:

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Re: New Beekeeper in PA
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 08:10:10 PM »
Not a problem buzzbee.  :)
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