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What Level of Beekeeping are you at

just learning with no bee colonies or a student/teacher.
3 (8.3%)
New Beekeeper and need all the help I can get
13 (36.1%)
Backyard Beekeeper and enjoying this information sharing
15 (41.7%)
I tend many hives but still on a hobbyist level.
4 (11.1%)
I own and operate a small beekeeping business
1 (2.8%)
I am a professional beekeeper making a living through my bees.
0 (0%)
None of the above really describe me.
0 (0%)

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How Experienced are you at Beekeeping
« on: February 22, 2004, 07:47:16 PM »
Please share your level of Beekeeping experience. My site is designed for the Backyard Beekeeper, hobbyist and students looking for general answers to beekeeping, but the forum is a great place for anyone who wishes to share their insight, questions, stories and answers with others who have similar interest.



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8 hives and no more
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2004, 06:22:22 PM »
I've kept honeybees for 4 years and had only one bad season with varroa. All the other years have been great since I started with 2 hives and now have 8 in the yard. I have 54 acres but none are farmed and the bees don't have much food nearby. They fly a lot a long distance for water even and I've really never seen there nectar sourse but I know the pollen is all around the place.

I learned about beekeeping from my Grandfater when I was just a very small boy when I lived with him awhile on his Purdue chicken farm. He kept about a hundred hives and even moved them around to pollenate other peoples crops, I think it was a big part of his income.

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How Experienced are you at Beekeeping
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004, 11:55:33 AM »
I'm getting my bees on may 8, three packages, but i have done TONS of research and some hands-on work with other people's bees.  I feel very prepared and confident that i will be successful.  only time will thell though ;)
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