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big shoes to fill!!!
« on: April 15, 2007, 03:37:24 AM »
I live an hour outside Kansas City, Mo., and will start our first hive next spring. We live on "Beehive Lane", named after my husband's grandfather, Carl Kaltoff, who was a beekeeper in this area. He published in "The Bee Keeper's Journal", and my mother-in-law was on the front cover of one edition in the late 40"s. Needless to say..BIG SHOES TO FILL. I want to start small. learn, and work up to at least 10 hives in the next 3 years. I studied Carl's books and was ready to start 6 years ago...two children later and my husband deployed for three of those years, little time for beekeeping. I love to hear from people, much better than books. Okay, guys, give me the low down. Looking forward to hearing "the good, the bad and the ugly!"
Syd

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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 08:28:49 AM »
The good:Honey,
The bad:Mites,Hive Beetles CCD
The Ugly: AFB(American Foul Brood) wax Moth Damage

Now the Really Good:
Lots of info and support at this site!!
www.beemaster.com/
http://www.beemaster.com/honeybee/beehome.htm
http://bushfarms.com/bees.htm
If you have any questions,post them.I'm sure between researching and opinions offered here you will get plenty of help.
Be sure to check out the forums many other features!  Good Luck and Welcome aboard.    Ken :)

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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 11:15:12 AM »
Welcome aboard.

The good:
Honey, Wax, Pollination
Watching bees fly in and out of your hives.

The bad:
The varmit pests like small hive beetles, wax moth, mites.

The ugly:
Trying to find a 12 step program to help you with your new obsession.
Hi, my name is Brendhan and I am beekeeper.

Sincerely,
Brendhan
The status is not quo. The world is a mess and I just need to rule it. Dr. Horrible

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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 01:46:29 AM »
Thanks for the welcome Brendhan. Still trying to figure out how to work this forum dealio. Ive been reading the post, and have firmly decided you are all just a little nuts! Thank God... I have found like company, YEAH!!!! How long have you been a keeper of bees?
Syd

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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 02:22:37 AM »
2 years.

My problem is I dove in the shallow end of a pool with no water.

Sincerely,
Brendhan
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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 11:34:53 AM »
welcome :-) lots of good stuff here.

 hey, did you see understudys ladder up on the cab of his truck?  that was special!!   :evil:

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Re: big shoes to fill!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 02:29:45 AM »
The good:Honey,
The bad:Mites,Hive B

Ken, thanks for the Bushfarms link! Great stuff! Thanks, Syd


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