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Offline brumas

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just trying to start
« on: June 15, 2015, 05:27:31 PM »
Like said just getting started Ihave built a topbar hive but I am beeing told it is Little  late in the year to bee gitting started I have seen there a few outher new members that are here in Jacksonville Florida also  and a club? I guess I will have to get in touch with will be hang out trying to learn an bee ready net spring  :smile:

Offline Maggiesdad

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Re: just trying to start
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 06:16:18 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster! Get in the club - they might set you up with a late split.

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Re: just trying to start
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 06:28:49 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Who told you it is too late to start. Don't tell the bees that. Here in Jacksonville it is definitely not to late to get started. Depending on the queen/bees, you might even get some honey. The closer you are to the intercoast the better.
I have removed swarms in October and November and had them make it. Not really the norm but depending on the weather they sometimes make it.
I removed a open air hive that had swarmed in January as I fist size ball and I was called in mid March, 2 years ago, to remove it. It was a great hive. It made a lot of honey for me until it absconded, between flows, this spring.
Time to get going.
Good luck.
Jim
« Last Edit: June 16, 2015, 12:33:42 AM by sawdstmakr »
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Offline richter1978

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Re: just trying to start
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 10:16:35 PM »
Welcome, Brumas! -Andy

Offline PSR II

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Re: just trying to start
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 08:54:28 AM »
Hi Brumas,
One key to beekeeping I always try to remember, bees are a wild insect that we as beekeepers can only help to survive. So its never to late to get started. You might be able to find someone locally thought a club that could get you started.

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Re: just trying to start .( got some bees )
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 09:48:23 AM »
well i have gotten started now a friend of mine (Andy) has set me up . he has brought me a top bar hive 10 bar on 6-29-15 and I just did my first inspection .Things look good to me thay have built out 2 bars and are working on #3  I am stoked THANKS ANDY ! friends are a good thing