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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Athens, Ohio, USA

    Default Pending newbees (pun intended, sorry)

    Hi all!

    We are Randy and Carol, living 30+ years in our old farm house in southeast Ohio (think West Virginia) and have two new English-garden style 2-medium super, 8-frame hives set up in our back yard awaiting bees next spring. We have found one wild colony that we hope to transfer then (we will start feeding them in the next day or so) with the help of our mentor. We will be attending our second bee club meeting on Thursday night and are awaiting our first issue of a bee magazine we just subscribed to. One or both of us are planning to attend bee school this winter.

    Married 35 years, we have a grown and gone daughter, 25. We are both retired, Randy on disability from emergency services and Carol after 34 years with child protective services. At home we have our husky (8-ish), three six-month old kittens, a water turtle, 1, and a baby ring-necked snake (all rescues) plus a few miscellaneous fish and other aquatic creatures to keep the turtle company...... Oh yeah, and four Golden Comet hens - living in two converted dog-loos - that started laying about six weeks ago (planning for four more Plymouth Rock Barred hens in the spring if we can find them).

    We hope to get a lot of good info from this forum and maybe offer a little wisdom if we ever develop any.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Tremonton, Utah

    Thumbs Up Re: Pending newbees (pun intended, sorry)

    35 years of Marriage congratulations and Welcome to you and your husband

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Marietta, Ohio, USA

    Default Re: Pending newbees (pun intended, sorry)

    welcome randy & carol from the dye's in marietta almost west virginia, ohio. we live on a 40 Acre farm on the ohio river just past reno on state route 7 north. fives hives outside, 1 observation inside. we have greenhouses, orchard, blueberries and like to fly. we live in a 50 X 100hangarhouse on a 2000 ft grass strip that takes off over the ohio river. my husband is a private pilot we have a small four seater, high wing plane.
    we are in the midst of many vegetable farms on this river bottom with an ample water supply so the bees thrive. this is my third year with bees. first year nothing survived the winter, last year wintered two out of two hives, hope i have similar results this winter.


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