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  1. #1
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    Smile Hi from So. Ca.

    Hi there from an absolute beginner
    I have a fascination with bees and would like to learn more about keeping a hive or two and also developing habitat for bees on my property. I have 1.5 acres with half of it in fruit/avacado trees. My property backs up to a large wash and wilderness which I think would be ideal for bees. I'm looking forward to meeting you all through your posts and learning from your experiences. Any one know of any teaching groups/associations here in or near western San Bernardino County?
    Thanks for a reply
    phx

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    Default Re: Hi from So. Ca.

    Hi, from the SF bay area, avocado won't grow up here, but I hear the bees like it.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Hi from So. Ca.

    Have you run across the Backward Beekeepers? They have a great blog, and are all southern Californians. They have a fun, informative blog.

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    Default Re: Hi from So. Ca.

    Dan -- I think the California Rare Fruit Growers' Association says that avocados grow in the Bay Area. But I think they're tricky, getting huge and needing specific other avocados for pollenation.

    I'm originally from Maryland so I could be spewing ill-informed nonsense.

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    Default Re: Hi from So. Ca.

    I don't know of anyone in your area that can help, but I can pop my head in to say "Hi!" and Welcome!

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    Default Re: Hi from So. Ca.

    Welcome, avocados have male and female trees. I have never experienced any problems pollinating between varieties. The trees will nearly break with fruit when bees are brought in.

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