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Offline opiewan

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Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:46:55 AM »
Hello,

My name is David and i have been a beekeeper for the past four years.  I started out with 3 hives and have gone up and gone down with numbers over the years.  I have had as many as 12, but then had some just go away and/or get weak and wax moths take over.   I purchased three Nucs this spring to bring some new genetics into my bee yard.  I did manage about 32 gallons of honey this spring.  I currently have 6 hives and I am hoping to do some splits in a few weeks.  Went through my annual inspection and my bees seem to be doing really well with the queens still laying quite well.  I thought about letting them make their own queen, but I think I am just going to purchase three queens so I can go into the winter with 9 strong hives.

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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 12:17:13 PM »
Hello David,
Welcome to Beemaster.
Sounds like you are doing pretty well. Jacksonville has a Bee club and I think there is a club in Clay county. I have asked a friend where it is and will let you know when I find out.
Jim
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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 12:19:42 PM »
       Welcome to The Forum. It would be nice to put your location in your profile. Have a great day and I hope you have a great adventure in all your beekeeping endeavours


          BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 03:28:48 PM by Jim 134 »
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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 02:03:59 PM »
Welcome
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something.

Plato

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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 03:52:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   We've got lots of great people here.
Robin Edmundson
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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 06:38:14 PM »
Welcome.  :happy:

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Re: Hello from Middleburg, Florida
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 07:34:56 PM »
The club in Clay County is held at near the fair grounds.
Jim
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