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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
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    Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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    Default One more from Wisconsin

    I joined the community yesterday, at this point my plan is to start two or three colonies in the spring. For the most part I will be a reader and one who asks rather than answers questions. I look forward to learning from everyone.

    Currently located in Racine but the bees will find a home in northern Wisconsin in the town of Harshaw.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2009
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    Pigeon Falls, WI
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Welcome to Beesource.
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Owen, WI, USA
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Glad to see another Wisconsinite. Welcome! You'll find lots of great info here.
    Sheri

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brown County, IN
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    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: it contains many useful tips for those just starting out.

    I also recommend getting involved with a local bee club. Clubs are great places to find mentors and get connected to nearby beekeepers.
    http://www.wihoney.com/LocalBeeClubs.html

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hudson, WI USA
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Welcome. Go cheeseheads.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dane County, WI.
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Welcome to Beesource, Peter.

    But,...Wow! that's a long way to travel; over 250 miles and about 4 hrs. 40 mins. according to Google maps. Are you going to have a friend, neighbor or relative way up there that can help with inspections once in a while? Also, Harshaw, WI. is very [almost surrounded] near some large northern state forests, so that must be bear country for sure, I would think. We haven't had problems with bears down here yet, but they are becoming more frequent visitors. I wouldn't know if the hives have to be protected with a fence right away after being set up. Be sure to get info. about that.

    Many beekeepers starting out, tell how they enjoy inspecting and watching their bees quite frequently; about once a week, sometime more. If my bees were soo far away, I would have withdrawal symptoms in no time. Maybe you have a plan, . Good luck anyway.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Welcome Peter, starting with two is a great idea.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Outagamie County, Wisconsin USA
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    Default Re: One more from Wisconsin

    Welcome Peter,

    Yes, bear country! The reading on this site will also help you select equipment (i.e. top bar or Lang). Lots of other decisions to make.....such as foundation or foundationless and even to what level of treatment regarding chemicals or not. There is a commercial beekeeper in Rhinelander (also bear country)...... Hanson.

    Have fun and read alot!

    BTW, we vacation/camp in Vilas and Forest Counties.

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