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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
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    Thumbs Up Wisconsin NewBee

    My wife and I are just starting with Honey Bees. We have our suits. smoker, hives, etc. and are waiting for our packages to arrive.
    We are starting Carniolans and may try adding VSH, Russians or both next year.
    A little about us. I am an electrician by day. At night I become a farmer tending 4 acres of apple and pear trees, 1/2+ acre of Red Raspberries, a few rows of Currants and Goosberries, 30+ PawPaw trees, assorted Peach, Cherry, Persimmon, Quince and a few nut trees for good measure. My wife looks after 3 three year old kids during the day and me at night.
    We're getting into bees mostly for the pollinating but also looking forward to being able to offer honey for sale as well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Welcome!! I raise a few apples as well (only 300 trees so far)
    I'll have to tap you for info on orchard questions.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dane County, WI.
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    Hey! Apple Farmer from Wisconsin--welcome! My family had an apple orchard too; with bees. 3 three year old kids; are they 'triplets'!!?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
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    Thanks to all for the welcome.
    Sundance, it's nice to have someone with more than one thing in common to talk to!
    Oldbee, No triplets. One boy (a friends grandson) and twin girls (our nieces).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington Island, Wi
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    Hi Apple Farmer

    Welcome to beesource and beekeeping. Having more beekeepers is always a good thing - especially one from Wisconsin!

    Good Luck,

    Jesse
    Change is inevitable, Growth is optional

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pigeon Falls, WI
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    Welcome fellow WI beekeeper. Sounds like your bees will have a happy location. Best of luck!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
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    Thanks for the welcome Jesse. Sorry but I have to ask...do to your location do your bees have to have boating skills?

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