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Offline meashton

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Hello! New to beekeeping
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:19:18 PM »
Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. I live in Colorado and just ordered my first hive! Looking forward to it's arrival so I can get it ready for a package of Italian bees.  Looking forward to learning a lot!

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 08:08:48 PM »
When will the package come in?   And welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:55:59 PM »
Welcome to the group. Glad you found us!

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 12:13:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum and to beeking!  I'm eagerly awaiting my bees as well (week and a half) and just finished building my first hive (with some help from my dad).  This is a great place for advice and experience...and just to shoot the shite!  Enjoy and good luck. Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 12:24:11 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Meashton.  There are lots of videos and threads here to help.  You may also want to check out a local bee club.  Beek is addictive.




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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 10:08:00 PM »
Welcome,

There are a lot of new bees such as myself on here and I have gotten a lot of help from everyone. Its great.

My first pkg should be here next weekend. I hope..

Finishing the hives tomorrow.

Good luck and let us know how its going.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 07:24:43 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 08:33:40 PM »
Welcome ,I'm new too.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 09:35:47 PM »
Jluker1126......welcome to the forum......where do you hang your hat or call home.  It helps if we all know what part of the world you live, when it comes to answering a lot of questions.
Only God can make these two things.....Blood and Honey!

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 12:40:14 AM »
I am in central Alabama. This will be my second year bee keeping and I am up to 4 hives. The wife and kids really enjoy them so we have not decided where to draw the line yet. Have an awesome mentor and actually did my first cut-out the other day with a friend that is also getting started.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 12:36:05 AM »
Sorry, got caught up in building my hive and forgot to come back... :) I'm in Colorado and our package arrives tomorrow!!! Of course, it's snowing, so probably won't be able to hive the bees right away. Just made them some sugar syrup.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 12:47:36 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Great information here.  Are you on west slope or east slope?

Offline meashton

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 01:18:52 PM »
East - we live in Longmont. Getting our bee package today from Northern Colorado Beekeepers.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 02:31:13 AM »
You will do great.  I went to school north of you in Laramie.  I say that as useless information, not to try to impress you.  :-D

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 01:44:05 PM »
Welcome Meashton,Hope your new bees are doing well.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 12:07:59 PM »
Welcome aboard, meashton....we're awaiting that hiving report. :)

Snowing?...whas'dat?  :-D      (...I hope I didn't just jinx myself for next winter! :shock: )

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 05:05:11 PM »
Welcome! Where in Colorado are you? My daughter and son-in-law will be stationed in Colorado Springs after he finishes his additional Army training.

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Re: Hello! New to beekeeping
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 01:03:05 PM »
Hi, Scott - we're north of Denver in Longmont (near Boulder).

The hiving went well.  Except I accidentally smooshed a few bees when I was shaking out the package and then lost all confidence in myself. :/ Got my first sting by freaking out just a bit.... called a beek friend who helped me hive the second package and assured me I was doing okay. :)  The bees are happy, at least one queen is out (checked the next day and the first cage was empty, second cage still had a bit of marshmallow in it).  Will check that second hive today just to make sure, but trying not to bug them too much. They are draining sugar water about a pint a day, and saw some full pollen sacks arriving at the hives yesterday.

Supposed to snow (UGH!!) again this Wednesday - do I need to do anything to the hives to prepare for that?