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« on: February 01, 2007, 09:51:33 PM »

Hello all.  I'm new to the site.  I haven't yet started on my adventure into beekeeping.  I have some time before I will be able to due to my living arangement, but am excited and can't wait for november, that's when I will be moving to a place where I will have so much more freedom.  So for now, I'm here to learn as much as I can before I start out on my own. 

     Can anyone point me in the proper direction to get started, I'm green so I'd like as much info as possible.  Like, easiest equipment for  a beginner, and best way to keep a hive.  All help is greatly appriciated.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 10:02:44 PM »

Welcome,
You may want to check out beekeepersvoice.com or Michael Bushs website for beginners equipment. You may also want to include the general area your from to get advice more pertinent to your area!
Good luck and have fun
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 10:28:59 PM »

Well, we plan to move back home in November. Home being Moyock, NC, which is on the coast of North Carolina, just south of the Virginia line.  That will be the earliest that I will be able to try to start raising a hive.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 07:41:49 PM »

>Can anyone point me in the proper direction to get started

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnewbees.htm
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesbasics.htm
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 08:47:49 PM »

>Can anyone point me in the proper direction to get started

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnewbees.htm
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesbasics.htm




that's a good direction but its one of many!!!!!! as you will learn beekeepers have many answers for each question and not all the same at times but most all mean well......

MB you need to go ahead and wright a book!!!!!!!! should be a Best seller!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 12:53:52 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2007, 02:04:31 AM »

Is there a resource site that explaines beekeeping in detail, with illustrations?  Like parts of the hive, pictures of types of bees, pests, honey, wax, etc.  I visited Mr Bush's suggested sites, and read all I could, but sometimes get lost in what I'm reading since I don't fully understand how things work.  Like each part of the hive, what it looks like, the difference between deep, medium, frames, foundation, cell size etc. Just tryint to soak up as much as I can since I have close to a year before I actually get to start.

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 06:17:46 AM »

I would look at the book"beekeeping for Dummies"
It has a lot of easy to read explanations and good pictures.
It made my  initial adventure a lot less intimidating.
Also you may want to read this webpage brought to you by our very own Beemaster at this sight,John Clayton
http://www.beemaster.com/honeybee/beehome.htm
Have a great day  and enjoy the learning experience.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 08:24:22 PM »

also, check out your library.  most of the books in mine were older, but they had lots of good info and really basic stuff.  some of the kids books were the best smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 09:33:18 PM »

Thanks for you help, I got alot of information from beemaster.com, and ran across a site that had video streams that was very helpfull.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 06:50:05 PM »

Welcome to the forums Bmad12 I hope the site is very helpful.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 08:17:42 PM »

Another thing you may want to conisder is that beekeeping is one of the few agricultural pursiuts where you do not need to own the land where your livestock reside.  Most beekeepers have most of their bees on someone else's property.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 09:51:34 PM »

Good luck with your beekeeeping
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