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Fenrir
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« on: August 01, 2013, 04:11:01 PM »

Hello Everyone,

I have been interested in Beekeeping for awhile and finally bought my first house last year. I live in a typical American suburban neighborhood so any advice from keepers with a similar environment is welcome. I am currently looking at plans to build a top bar hive to setup in my backyard. I really have no idea what I am doing yet and plan buying a book this weekend so any advice someone can give me will be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 08:57:05 PM »

Welcome to the forum. And the most consuming hobby you'll ever have.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 12:55:52 AM »

 Hope all is going well... If you have a beekeeper associatin in the area... Sit and have a chat.   Many blessings an congrats on your journey as a homeowner and beekeeper
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 01:36:03 AM »

Welcome to the forum, Fenrir.  There is lots here that can help.  You may also want to find a local bee club.  There are pros and cons to most hive designs.  I started with a TBH that I built, then I got some Lang's.  I am thinking about making a long hive, using Lang frames.  You can read and study, then decide what you want to start with.  Good luck, beek is addictive.



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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 04:47:47 AM »

Welcome, Fenrir! Yes, find your local Bee Club(s); start with the SC Beekeepers Assoc page.

What book(s) are you planning to start with? Bee Clubs sometimes buy in bulk, so you can get through them cheaper. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 08:20:53 AM »

Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 09:32:50 AM »

Welcome!
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 11:20:15 AM »

Welcome to the forum, Fenrir.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 04:44:38 PM »

Hi and welcome. Go to your local library. You'd be amazed at the rescources that are there for free. Some really good books out there to be read. Like you, I am a newbie and you'll find this site a REALLY good place for info and laughs. grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 01:12:36 AM »

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I picked up the The Beekeepers Bible today on sale since SC was having a no sales tax holiday. So I will start to read up on that in the next couple of weeks. I missed this months Beekeeper meeting for my area by one day so I will be stopping by next month. Also found a local beekeeper 5 miles from me that has over 200 hives so I have plans to visit with him as well.
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http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1338

Scott's right near you!

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 08:52:12 PM »

Welcome to the forum!  You'll learn a lot here!
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