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Offline debbie

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I am a beginner
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:47:51 AM »
I do not have a hive but am interested in learning all about beekeeping and getting one. Look forward to all the information I can get from this website!!

Offline Bees In Miami

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 04:23:03 AM »
Welcome Debbie!  You can learn a bunch here!  Try to find a local beekeeper who is willing to let you shadow them...that is worth it's price in gold!  Good luck!  You might want to update the location on your profile...don't be too vague!  There may be beeks within a few miles that will take you under their wing.  Good luck! 

Offline tefer2

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 10:23:36 AM »
Welcome to the forum Debbie!

Offline L Daxon

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 11:00:08 AM »
Debbie,
Welcome to Beemaster. Great support site and you will have a few laughs along the way as there are some real characters on here.
Beekeeping is a blast. And this site just adds to the enjoyment.
Linda D in OKC
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Offline mikecva

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 12:33:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   :cheer:  -Mike
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Offline Joe D

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 05:32:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Debbie.  See if there is a local bee club also.  I started going to the monthly meeting a  year before I got bees.  Had bees for a while before I found this place, have learned a lot, still a lot more to learn.  Good luck on the adventure, it is addictive.



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Offline Billybee

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 06:11:40 PM »
There are many ways/styles to beekeeping and it can get costly.

Before you let anyone take you under their wing decide if their style suits the way you may want to keep bees and why.

Just my one cent!
Can somebody tell me where I can find a foundation tree?

Offline JPinMO

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 10:33:48 PM »
Welcome to the forums, Debbie. Please, please, PLEASE find a beekeepers association and join! If you're having trouble finding one, look up your state association or your university extension office for help.

Lots of places offer classes in the winter or early spring (in my area, at least); if you can find someone to let you tag along on hive inspections this summer, all the better.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either. – Albert Einstein

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 03:04:03 AM »
Welcome.  Check out this video to get a lot of good education on beekeeping.

Beekeeping by Rotation System

Offline sc-bee

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Re: I am a beginner
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 09:23:22 AM »
 Welcome to you and here you will find the ever so useful pages of Michael Bush:

http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm

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