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Offline Trailrunner9749

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Dave in PA
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:26:07 PM »
Greetings,

Dave in Northwestern PA here. I am new to beekeeping this year and have been off to a rough start.

I thought I was starting late in may when I ordered my first hive and was excited to get started. Well the company I ordered from never shipped my order and I had to fight with them to get my money back. So to say about a month later I ordered again from Mann Lake and had everything within a week.

Being too late to order bees from anywhere I got a swarm "trap" and some lure and have been fishing.

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 02:14:12 PM »
Welcome to the nut house. Suggest you set up everything so if you do catch a swarm you will be ready. Then feed, feed, feed. Your/their honey will be well above the desired 18% but your goal this year will be to get the hive strong enough to make it thru the winter not for you to get honey.   -Mike
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Offline Joe D

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 01:02:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Dave.  Check into a local bee club, they can also be a big help.  Buzz is from Pa.  Good luck to you and your bees.




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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 04:33:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 09:29:56 PM »
Welcome to the group Dave.

Offline Trailrunner9749

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 07:35:05 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have been following a lot on Facebook as well.

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 07:44:49 PM »
Welcome, Dave.  Are you anywhere near Erie?

Offline Trailrunner9749

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Re: Dave in PA
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 11:15:56 PM »
Yep about 30 miles west.

 

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