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Do you prefer rabbeted or box joints for hive construction?

Rabbet?
3 (33.3%)
Box joint?
6 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Author Topic: Connecticut NewBee!  (Read 1292 times)

Offline Grandesa

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« on: February 16, 2006, 10:13:24 PM »
Hi everyone!

My name is Michael and I have just moved to New England from Northern California. I have never kept bees but I plan on getting into them this year.

I am in Guilford, Connecticut currently until I find a home to purchase in the area.

I am interested in attaining a Nuc or package of naturally Varroa resistant bees. I would like to stay away from Russians.

I am leaning strongly towards cypress equipment. I have only been able to find rabbeted hives from Rossman.

I am really looking forward to participating in this forum.

Take care! :D

Offline amymcg

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006, 07:29:05 AM »
Hi Michael,

Welcome to New England.  I'm in Massachusetts.  There are some local suppliers in the area.  I think the largest supplier of northern bred nucs is probably Lagrants in Ware, MA.  They are really nice folks.  Their web site is http://www.lagrantshoneybees.com  You can't order online, but you should give them a call.  Super helpful people.

Offline Grandesa

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Thank you
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006, 12:18:07 PM »
Thank you very much for that info. I will look into that site.

Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006, 07:24:38 PM »
Where's the choice for "I don't care?"

I don't care.  :)
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
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