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    McMinnville, Oregon, USA
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    Default orchardviewmox

    Hi from McMinnville, Oregon. I'm just starting, my brother gave me several uninhabitated hives and most ofthe equipment I'll need. 2 years ago I cut
    down a tree on a very cold Feb. day and the hive that I didn't know was
    inside didn't survive. I'd like to do my part to make up for their loss. We have
    vineyards and farms around us, and I know their presence is needed.

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    Welcome! A year ago I was just getting started myself, so that memory is fresh with me.
    If your name implies what I think it does, your bees are going to be very happy indeed. I assume apples and cherries? Best of luck. Do you have bees ordered?
    Last edited by standman; 04-02-2009 at 09:51 PM. Reason: "you" for "your"

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    welcome and good luck. You will probably need some advice now and then and you found the right place to get it. Haven't seen a question ask on this site yet that didn't get an answer of somekind. Again, good luck, Jack

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    Default To Standman

    Hi again from Oregon. Yes we have apple trees and the area is named after
    the orchards of plums and Walnuts, which are mostly gone. I haven't
    ordered any bees yet. Do you have a favorite type. Dean

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    They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, which are really only tendencies that vary in degree even within the types. I would recommend you find a local beek who can tell you what works well in your area. Most beeks learn pretty quickly that we all live in "micro-climates", which means that bloom dates and nectar flows will vary greatly, even within a few miles. But someone from your area who has kept bees for several years should be able to give you the best advice. I think Beekeeping for Dummies has a breakdown on the most popular "breeds". If I can find the info, I will drop it to you. Again, welcome to the site. And for the record, I have Italians.

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