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Offline Highlander

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« on: April 16, 2013, 01:09:43 PM »
I live in the Catskill Mountains in Grahamsville, New York.  Just installed my first packages on saturday 4-13.  I have never done bees before and am looking forward to learning.  I have been retired for three years and started Standard Bronze Turkeys last spring and we are currently anticipating poults at the end of April.  This years projects included honey bees. I chose to go with Russians for their hygienic behavior, disease resistance, swarming habit and winter tolerances.  Most people I talk with seem surprised at my want of swarming habit; my take is, I can catch it and expand my hive numbers or if I miss it it will add a lot to the feral bee population.  Win/win in my book.  I would like to meet other bee keepers in the area for social and bee keeping. I am a complete novice at this and any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.


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Offline Joe D

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 02:02:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Highlander.  There are lots of threads and videos here that can help and when you have a question, just ask, post a thread, someone will usually answer it.  You can check there maybe a local bee club you can join,or find a local beek.  Good luck to you and your bees.


Offline tefer2

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 07:11:02 PM »
Welcome Highlander.

Offline AllenF

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 09:40:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 10:06:04 PM »
Welcome and good luck.

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