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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Colfax, WA
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    Default Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    Hey all,

    Been thinking about keeping bees since sometime around 1990 and finally decided to start gathering some information and get serious. My wife and are trying to get healthy and some honey really fits into that plan nicely. Also, I am an avid homebrewer and honey is always welcome in a homemade beer! I have ordered a few books that should be here any day! Very excited to get into this fascinating hobby and pick everyone's brain!

    Chris

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Default Re: Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    Welcome Chris!

    Good to have another home beer brewer here. I'll be sending you a PM soon about using honey.
    Regards, Barry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West Richland, Washignton USA
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    160

    Default Re: Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    welcome. Washington is a great place to be a beekeeper

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Colfax, WA
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    Default Re: Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDru View Post
    welcome. Washington is a great place to be a beekeeper
    Thanks all! Hey BigDru- I am going to be in Pasco this evening and tomorrow for a conference.. Small world!

    Why is Washington such a great place for beekeeping? I am assuming it's because of all the agriculture, thus all the nectar? Or is it weather?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West Richland, Washignton USA
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    Default Re: Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    we have mild winters, tons of farming, lots of orchards and bees love the sage brush for pollen. enjoy your time here in the Tri-Cities.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brown County, IN
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    Default Re: Hello from a newb in Colfax, WA!

    Hello and Welcome!

    You've come to the right place to learn more about bees & beekeeping. Be sure to check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum: lots of good suggestions on the basics of getting started.

    I also recommend getting connected with other local beekeepers - find a mentor if you can. Might be worth driving to Spokane once in awhile:
    http://www.inlandbeemail.com/

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