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  1. #1
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    Oct 2010
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    Kennebeck county, Maine
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    Default Newbie from Maine

    Hello all, I like the title says am from Maine & am completley new to beekeeping. I have done some reading and plan to do alot more. Also signed up for a beginer class this winter & can't wait. Look forward to the day I get my own hive started and begin my journey

  2. #2
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    Aug 2009
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    Windham, Maine
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Welcome! You should get a lot out of the classes this winter. The fun really begins in the spring.

  3. #3
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    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Welcome to the site!

    When taking the class, make sure you pay attention to the different kinds of equipment to use. Read up on the different kinds as well (deep v. medium, 10 v. 8 frame). Make sure you get, and prepare (paint) all of the equipment with enough time.

    Then, just enjoy!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Thanks for the welcome!

  5. #5
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    Pownal, Maine, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Great! Another Mainah! Welcome
    Don't be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Hi Bear. I belong to Western Maine Beekeepers Association. Will you be taking our 12 week class this winter in Mexico, ME? Not sure if the new Kennebeck group has a class organized yet but there is a need for it in your neck of the woods.

    Wecome to the forums and if you are taking our course, I'll see you there.

    Wayne

  7. #7
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    Oct 2010
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    Kennebeck county, Maine
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    I joined the MSBA & am looking into joining the Kennebeck chapter. The class I'm signed up for is with Rick Cooper from BEES-N-ME in Bowdinham. Wayne, your chapters 12 week class sounds more involved..How long are the class days & are they weekends?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by bear32; 10-29-2010 at 05:13 PM.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Bear,

    The classes are a couple hours each on Wednesday nights. Not the most convenient for those coming a long distance. I hope the Kennebeck group gets going strong to serve new beekeepers in your area.

    Here's a link to a page with our bee school's schedule for last year just to give a sample of what we cover.

    Rick Cooper usually is on hand when we cover equipment and the state bee inspector runs the bee pest and disease class plus he comes back in September to do a session on prepping for winter.

    Good luck with your bees!

    Wayne

  9. #9
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Welcome!

  10. #10
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    Kennebeck county, Maine
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    Default Re: Newbie from Maine

    Thanks!

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