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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pella, Iowa
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    Default Greetings from Iowa

    Trying to figure out if I want to get started with bee keeping. Last year, my husband and I had a whole colony of bees "roost" in a small white pine in our yard for a night. I was fascinated, but not prepared to collect them. Anyway, we have thought about it since then and hopefully will proceed. I am sure there is much to learn.....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Welcome,
    If you haven't yet, get yourself one of the beginner books.
    Complete idiots guide to beekeeping, beekeeping for dummies, are both pritty good starter books.
    Dan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Welcome!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Des Moines County, IA, USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Welcome,

    Ebert Honey(& sons) south of Lynnville.
    Great source of bees, info, and help.
    Very knowledgable.

    Goodluck and have fun.
    Push, Pull, or get Out of the Way

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Woodstock, GA
    Posts
    56

    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Definitely do it. Start small with two hives and read all you can before beginning. Now is the time of year to get set up so pull the trigger. You won't regret a minute of it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Donnellson, Iowa, USA
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Welcome! Another good place to start is to go to either a local club or state association meeting. The Iowa Honey Producers has a website www.abuzzaboutbees.com that list the local clubs in Iowa. I would also get a beginner book and read all you can. I would call some of the bee supply companies and get their catalogs coming as well. Good Luck!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Read as much as you can here and on the bush bees website, then go for it...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    parker county, tx
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    Default Re: Greetings from Iowa

    Welcome to Beesource Songbird. If you hang around long enough, the love of bees will be contagious.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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