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New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« on: December 11, 2006, 08:14:34 AM »
I am a once-upon-a-time beekeeper's helper now starting own apiary. Planning to start small (first 12-15 hives this spring!) and rapidly grow up into a part-time business. I have loads of questions! The folks at Yahoo!:Northlandbeekepers have been very helpful so far, as has my experience in Washington State, twelve years stale though it is. I thought I might reach out to an international crowd for many of my questions, though.

See you on the appropriate boards for those!
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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 09:24:46 AM »
Very Nice to Have You Aboard:

Welcome and thanks for filling out your member profile - it truly helps others know how better to help and learn from you. It has been cold here (relatively normal I guess) but it teases us by warming up every 5 or 6 days. It hit 55F yesterday and the bees were flying heavily.

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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 10:43:35 PM »
I am a once-upon-a-time beekeeper's helper now starting own apiary. Planning to start small (first 12-15 hives this spring!) and rapidly grow up into a part-time business. I have loads of questions! The folks at Yahoo!:Northlandbeekepers have been very helpful so far, as has my experience in Washington State, twelve years stale though it is. I thought I might reach out to an international crowd for many of my questions, though.

See you on the appropriate boards for those!
In Alaska 12-15 hives would make you a major beekeeper.
Welcome to our humble chunk of internet space and please feel free to keep all that cold weather with you.

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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 02:12:19 AM »
Seward is not very cold at all. Most of the mid-west (OH, IL, etc) get significantly colder. We rarely see ambiant temps much colder than +20F, in Seward, and usually hovers near freezing +/- 5F. Then again, being a coastal town, wind chill frequently drops that to -20F or lower.

Thanks for the "warm" welcome!  8-)
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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 02:52:00 AM »
Ahhh ALASKA, I really hope to do a cruise there one day, when Im old and decrepit. I just really wamma see those lakes and nothern lights.

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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 04:39:40 AM »
If you want to see lakes, come in summer. If you want the Lights, come in winter -- they're very difficult to see while the sun is up. ;)
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Re: New from Alaska (Kenai Peninsula)
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 09:52:34 AM »
Welcome to the forum and good luck
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