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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    Alameda County, CA, USA
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    Default Hello from Livermore, CA

    Hi, I'm a newbie from the Bay Area in CA.
    Clost to alot of those "almond orchards".

    Did some work with my grandpa back in Pittsburgh, PA at age of
    10-12, helping him with his bees. And suddenly the drive to learn and start
    my own hive(s) has hit me.

    So, looking to soak up as much information and experience as possible these next few months....and getting ready to start something this spring.

    Appreciate, in advance, your help and guidance.

    TY

    EZ$$

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Santa Rosa, California USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Welcome from Santa Rosa!

    You'll find a lot of good advice on these forums, and someone is nearly always around to answer questions.
    "Experience is that which enables us to recognize our mistakes - the next time we make them."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Welcome!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
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    Oakland, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Greetings from Oakland! Have you found a good local bee club?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Welcome to the site! Sit back, read up, as as many questions as you need to, but more importantly: GO GET YOU SOME BEES.

    Doing is the fastest way of learning in beekeeping, in my opinion.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Alameda County, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Hi lisascenic....just mailed in membership to the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association. Do you have other recommendations ? I missed their first meeting last Thurs., but looking forward to next month's meeting. Do you have a local group that you attend ?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    East S.F. Bay, California, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Hey There,
    I'm in San Ramon, so practically a neighbor. There are lots of beekeepers in the Tri Valley so you've got plenty of company. Good move getting yourself into MDBA, as it's a huge club with many, many helpful members. If you don't yet have a line on some bees they offer an unbelievable price on Italian packages for members with delivery in April. The club manages a swarm list too, so you can try that avenue if you like. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions about the area or club.

    See you next month.

  8. #8
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    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Hi from Concord,
    Also a MDBA member. http://www.diablobees.org/
    There is a facebook page that sends out meeting reminders also.
    Dan

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oakland, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    I think it's worth checking out a couple of the local groups. Alameda Beekeeper's Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Rotary Nature Center at Lake Merritt.

    They have great speakers, and events, and are pretty free-wheeling.

    I've only been to one meeting with the Mount Diablo group, and they struck me as considerably more organized. (Snack Committee. Need I say more?)

    Both groups have swarm lists, and it's a great way to get locally adapted bees. You have to be a wee bit pushy, if you want to catch bees, because there are some real go-getters out there.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    parker county, tx
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    Default Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Welcome to Beesource, ezawada.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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