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Offline Valoren

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Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« on: August 29, 2013, 10:42:30 AM »
G'day guys and girls, I'm Haydn, I don't have any hives or tools but I'm interested in getting my feet wet, I'm currently living in Mt Druitt and I know there's a beekeeping supply store here and I figured I'd join this forum for advice and support. The hard part is going to be convincing my land owner and girlfriend that this is a legitimate hobby and to do that It'd probably go a lot smother if I can prove I've taken some steps to get involved and learn the process first hand before I go and buy a hive.

If there's anyone in the western Sydney area that wouldn't giving a couple of lessons or getting some first hand experience or that could provide me with some advice for a newbie please drop me a line.

Looking forward to meeting all you forummites!

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 07:17:20 AM »
Probably a bee club will be your best bet. Having said that I just jumped in with some advice from a commercial keepr and have had no issues thus far. You will love it. It is a fascinating hobby!!

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 08:26:34 AM »
Welcome to the forum Haydn.

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 10:30:25 AM »
Welcome to the forum!
Helpful advice from happy beeks. (short for bee keepers)

I have been researching the topic of bee keeping for over 3 months now, and still haven't lost interest.

Just about ready to finish assembling the hive and order the live bees.

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 03:32:42 AM »
Welcome to the forum,

Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies - http://hornsby-beekeeping.com/ now have a store in mt Druitt. Pretty good guys. Also the Parramatta Amateur Beekeepers Assn have a good bunch of people so join up by looking up their web site. Here is a link to the latest newsletter:
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/b067072b4b055e37c4b77c488/files/NewsLetterSep2013.pdf
Enjoy the hobby!!

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 04:48:11 AM »
Welcome Haydn

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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 12:56:49 PM »
Welcome to the forum Haydn.
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Re: Hey Guys, absolute total newbie from western Sydney
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
G'day guys and girls, I'm Haydn, I don't have any hives or tools but I'm interested in getting my feet wet, I'm currently living in Mt Druitt and I know there's a beekeeping supply store here and I figured I'd join this forum for advice and support. The hard part is going to be convincing my land owner and girlfriend that this is a legitimate hobby and to do that It'd probably go a lot smother if I can prove I've taken some steps to get involved and learn the process first hand before I go and buy a hive.

If there's anyone in the western Sydney area that wouldn't giving a couple of lessons or getting some first hand experience or that could provide me with some advice for a newbie please drop me a line.

Looking forward to meeting all you forummites!




Didi you end up getting those bees?
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