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  1. #1
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    Default A ND Hive

    Hello!

    I am new here and new to beekeeping. I took a course 10 years ago and finally am in a place to be able to have a hive. I installed my colony 2 months(ish) ago and they are doing overall pretty well (I have a question posted in the Bee Forums about not seeing eggs/lots of drones, etc, but that's the only problem thus far). I am keeping Carniolans because they are supposed to be so gentle (I live and keep my bees on a city lot and have a toddler) and they will hopefully do well in our long, insanely harsh winters here in North Dakota.

    There isn't a beekeeping club yet in this area (although there is rumor of one starting soon), so I don't have anyone to ask all of my stupid questions. I hope that I can find a bit of a community and support here to help me get my hive off the ground.

    Fliese

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    Welcome Fliese, glad to see another ND person. It's
    been a slow spring for bees with late blooms and
    cold temps up here.

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    It has been a strange spring, that's for sure. I've liked it, though. Seems a nectar flow might be on, given how quickly the girls are packing it away.

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    How'd you do for rain last night??

    I got 3.5" here and just 10 miles east they got 7.5"!!

    This in an area trying to dig out of the spring flood.
    The ducks are loving it though. Counts are way
    up, especially Pintails and Canvasbacks (both up over
    100%!).

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    The ducks are loving it though. Counts are way
    up, especially Pintails and Canvasbacks (both up over
    100%!)
    .


    Sorry....I lost control of myself! Welcome, Fliese.

    C.C.

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    According to weather.com, we only got about 0.11" yesterday. It seemed like it'd be more. Huh.

    I have found that in ND, weather is one of our obsessions. Everyone I know obsessively watches the weather. I think it's a farm thing. I have been sucked into it

    I'm glad to know there are more ND hives on here. It gives me hope for wintering!

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    Default Re: A ND Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by fliese View Post
    I'm glad to know there are more ND hives on here. It gives me hope for wintering!
    One word on wintering........ indoors. Ask in the general
    forums as this is discussed quite often.

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