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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    portland, or
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    Default new and nervous!

    hi all,
    i'm a first time top bar bee keeper in portland, or. i'm super excited to be keeping bees, but i'm not sure it's going so well so far. there are lots of dead bees in front of my hive! i'll post questions about this elsewhere. for now, i'm just saying hello. i'm a social worker, soccer player, gardener, who plays a little guitar too. thanks for having me here!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: new and nervous!

    Do you have an agricultural extension agent you could ask about sending your dead bees for analysis. Are they healthy inside the hive or are there a lot dead inside too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
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    portland, or
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    Default Re: new and nervous!

    there are a lot dead inside too--- mostly ones that didn't make it out of the package. still, there are maybe 1/2 alive and seemingly healthy...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
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    Default Re: new and nervous!

    Welcome!

    I'm a backyard keeper here in Portland as well (also a Social Worker and musician...go figure).

    Anyway, if you ever have any questions or need any assistance let me know.

    Where did you get your package from? Ruhl? Did you immediately install your package? Did you feed your bees?

    As long as Queenie is in good health and there are enough workers your bees should be fine.
    Damian
    Bee Local™ | www.beelocal.com | damian@beelocal.com | Portland, OR

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