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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011
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    Fairfield, ME, USA
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    Default Hello from Central Maine!

    Warning: Newbee on board!

    I just ordered 2 colonies of Carniolian bees from my local beekeeper. He also loaned me a spare hive to copy and make my own (Thanks Bob!).

    Signed up for a beekeeping class and beesource.com. I am scouring the boards, searching the web, and I've got the recommended books on the way.

    I am working to be ready for spring and bees.

    Great site!

    Rurik

  2. #2
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    Clifford Township, PA
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Hi from Western Maine, Rurik. Welcome to Beesource and to beekeeping.

    I got my first Carniolan queens last year and the hives I requeened with them did very well. I hope you have success with yours. Hope your bee classes are as rewarding to you as the classes I took from Western Maine Beekeepers Assoc. was for me.

    Wayne

  3. #3
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    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Welcome to the site!

    Do you mind if I ask what books you ordered? I'm kinda a beekeeping book enthusiast (recently).

    Good work on borrowing a set of woodenware to copy from. I usually order my first of everything unassembled, then use those as templates to make about a dozen or so more for my needs. Saves on cost more than you would imagine.

  4. #4
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    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Welcome
    Dan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    Fairfield, ME, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Specialkayme View Post
    Welcome to the site!

    Do you mind if I ask what books you ordered? I'm kinda a beekeeping book enthusiast (recently).
    I ordered First Lessons in Beekeeping, The Hive and the Honey Bee, and the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture. The first was recommended by this site, and reading reviews of the others seemed like I would have the references I would need for most things.

    This site is also highly recommended. I look forward to reading and asking questions of the more knowledgeable beekeepers on the site!

  6. #6
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    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Welcome! There are free plans on this site and I have the originals from the University of Florida.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    All are very good books. The Hive and the Honey Bee was the textbook for my college courses in beekeeping.

  8. #8
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    parker county, tx
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    Default Re: Hello from Central Maine!

    Thanks for the warning rfactor!
    Welcome to Beesource.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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