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Offline Chris Fite

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New to beekeeping
« on: August 09, 2013, 10:35:23 PM »
Just to introduce myself.  I am in Taylors, SC.  I have been interested in keeping bees for quite some time.  Now I have decided to hunker down and build the hives so I am ready in the spring.  I found a source of nucs just up the road, so the bees will be local to me.

I have chickens, and always thought that they would prevent keeping bees, but that does not seem to be the case.

Chris

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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 01:37:27 AM »
Welcome to the forum Chris. I also have bees and chickens. Never had a problem in 4 years. Some people use the chickens to clean out dead brood from frames they remove from their hi hives.
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Offline tefer2

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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 08:53:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum Chris.

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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 12:08:12 PM »
Wecome to the forum, Chris.





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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 12:34:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  :cheer:  You might also think of looking for a local beekeeping club. -Mike
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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 06:31:15 PM »
Welcome, Chris. If you have to choose between the two, honey on hot fried chicken is great.

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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 12:50:05 PM »
I've had free range chickens and bees for 39 years now... not a problem...
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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 10:28:03 PM »
Welcome
 I have chickens in a truck in my garden. at times they are less than 20 feet from my garden hives and have never had an issue.
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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 11:32:57 PM »
Welcome, Chris! Definitely find your local Beekeeping Club(s), and perhaps your state association. The winter off-season is when you look for beekeeping classes/workshops in your area.
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Re: New to beekeeping
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 09:37:34 PM »
Welcome!  This is a great forum to learn!