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  1. #1
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    Default Howdy from PA

    Hi all - Another new beek here, from southwest PA. I have one hive so far - started May 23 from a split from my nearby mentor. Mulled it all over for a year or so first, then I attended a 1 day seminar this past Feb. , and here I am! My husband & I have been organic gardeners for years and thought bees would be a great addition to the yard. I'm really enjoying it all and am looking forward to learning more & more. Glad I came across this site, it's so interesting & informative.

  2. #2
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    Monongahela, Pennsylvania, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Welcome to the site. Nice to have another Sw PA beek on line. Where abouts are you located in Westmoreland Co? I'm located in Southern Allegheny near the Westmoreland & Washington County lines.
    Good luck in your new found hobby.
    Al

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Thanks! I'm in the northeastern corner of Westmoreland Co. near Saltsburg (which is in Indiana Co.)

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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Welcome aboard! wish u a long beekeeping life.. I am in north pittsburgh 4 hives. drop a message if an questions..
    There is no greater satisfaction than the satisfaction of a job well done.

  5. #5
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    washington crossing,Pennsylvania,USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    glad to see another pa beekeeper im in the south east about 40 min north of philly and have five hive, feel free to ask any questions

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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Hi from Monroeville!
    I started my first hive this spring, a top bar hive and I love it. My bees are from a swarm in New Kensington. They are happy and healthy in my urban yard, and I really like the top bar. My mentor is in Georgia, and we communicate through cell phone and internet.
    The closest top bar hive beekeeper that I know of is in Penn State-Liam Goble of Half-acre Farms. I am using no chemicals or antibiotics.
    Good luck, and keep in touch!
    Carrie

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    Barnesville Pa. checking in................

  8. #8
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    Ovid, New York, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    I got my bees about the same time as you and am new at it, too. This site is just wonderful.

    Nancy
    Ovid, NY

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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Wow - thanks again for the warm welcomes! I know I'll have *plenty* of questions. It's a bit overwhelming (beekeeping, not posting) but I jumped on in anyway, figuring that's the only way to learn. I'm trying not to overthink it or worry too much.... I got my hive kit from Kelley's ; it's a regular (not top bar) hive but it does have a screened bottom board & poly/plastic outer cover. So far, so good - all seems well. Glad to see so many PA folks here!

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    Gillett PA
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Fellow newbie from PA here!!! Bradford county.

    Just trying to soak it all in right now!

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    Vanderbilt, PA, USA
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Wow - nice to see so many in SW PA area. I am in Fayette County near Connellsville and Uniontown. I have both Warre hives (vertical top bars) and Langstroths. Also my first season beekeeping. I am also trying to make a go of it without meds and chemicals.

    Wondering how the nectar flow is for you all... my ladies haven't built out a lot and I am getting a bit worried that they will manage to put away enough stores for the winter.

    I wasn't feeding them most of the summer but started to recently.

    Anyone know when the next Allegheny bee club mtg is?

  12. #12
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    Monroeville Pa
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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Hi Beegarden
    I am from Monroeville, as posted earlier, and have a 1rst season TBH. I go up to Ohiopyle alot, hiking, kayaking and biking. I'd like to see your Warre' hive if you would like to get together sometime. Nice day here today, huh?
    Carrie

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    Default Re: Howdy from PA

    Looking to start a TBH, warre' beekeeping association near Western PA, tri state area. Please see:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...754#post481754

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