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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011
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    Stamford, CT, USA
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    Default Getting started in Connecticut

    I have wanted to keep bees for years and years and am so excited I can hardly speak to be finally ordering the makings of my first hive. I will be a very small-size backyard beekeeper but I am so happy about the whole business that I can hardly stand it.

  2. #2
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Welcome, I think most of us started with a single hive, in the back yard whether city or country. I am sure there are exceptions "bless their heart" as we say in the South, that throw a ton of money into starting beekeeping.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  3. #3
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    Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyGoldberry View Post
    I have wanted to keep bees for years and years and am so excited I can hardly speak to be finally ordering the makings of my first hive. I will be a very small-size backyard beekeeper but I am so happy about the whole business that I can hardly stand it.

    Hi neighbor!

    Welcome to Beesource. I'd be happy to help you when/if I can... I'm in Cos Cob with bees in Riverside and over in Westchester County.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

  4. #4
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    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Welcome to the site!

  5. #5
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    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brown County, IN
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Hello and welcome!

    This forum is a great source of information for learning more about bees and beekeeping. The "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum contains threads covering Beginner's Basics - a good place to start reading.

    I highly recommend getting involved with a local club. Clubs are great places to find mentors and get connected to the local beekeeping community. There are a number of clubs up in your area:
    http://www.ctbees.com/
    http://www.backyardbeekeepers.com
    or maybe across the state line
    http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/resources/beegroups.htm

  6. #6
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    Jan 2011
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    Enfield, Connecticut, USA
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Good Luck! If you have any questions you are sure to find the answers here.

  7. #7
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    Jan 2010
    Location
    Killingworth, CT
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    I started last year, and got my bees (two nucs) from http://www.fullbloomapiaries.com/index.html. Alan is very friendly, and my bees are doing great.

  8. #8
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    Jan 2011
    Location
    Stamford, CT, USA
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Thanks for all the links and welcome messages and ideas. I would love contacts and friends and I have just written a check for my membership to the backyard beekeeper's assn. I also already have an email out to Alan for one of his nucs. I so hope he has some left!

    C

  9. #9
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    Location
    parker county, tx
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    Default Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    It's great to have you here, and hope you enjoy your new hobby!
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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