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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    Norfolk, VA
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    Default Installed Package Today

    I am so excited...this is probably the only place I can share my excitement and people will understand. This is my first year beekeeping and I bought a nuc in March that is doing well, they have taught me so much and I have really enjoyed my bees. I received my package today (the mailman delivered it to my doorstep, which I was surprised about). I am a midwife to humans by trade, so I understand the anxiety and excitement associated with birth, but I never realized that I would feel the same when my bees were delivered to me.

    I read extensively, watched every post in this forum and prayed a lot before I installed my package. It went off without a hitch, thanks to all the wise words and encouragement from this community.

    I wanted to thank everyone for sharing their wisdom and hope that I can be an encouragement to others in the future. Honestly, installing my bees was much ado about nothing...they did what they were supposed to do and I didn't do anything stupid.....

    Keep the great posts coming.....I absorb every bit of this information....

    Sincere gratitude-
    From a larvae beekeeper

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Findlay, Ohio
    Posts
    524

    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    Glad everything went well for you. I got 2 packages in the mail on Saturday. I had expected a phone call in the morning to go get them. However, I found the postman waiting to deliver my packages to me when I opened the front door.

    Enjoy your first year beekeeping and keep us posted on your progress.
    Nick Hubbell
    www.findlaybee.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    OKC, OK USA
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    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    Awesome!! Glad to hear all went well.

    BTW we had our last two kiddos at home with a midwife, best thing we ever did!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
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    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    It is so great to watch these girls on a mission....if only we as humans worked as hard and with such purpose.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    Norfolk, VA
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    Awesome! I love to hear wonderful stories about peaceful births with midwives who love the mother and the baby! I find that beekeeping is like delivering babies....learning to wait and keep your hands off is valuable in both!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Henry, Virginia
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    93

    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    Congrats to you We installed 2 packages today as well Was simple, and easy enough....just had a little mishap with queen cage, but think it's going to be ok.

    While building the hive area, fence, ect, we felt like we were preparing for babies as well

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia
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    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    Yippee!!

  8. #8
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    Oct 2011
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
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    96

    Default Re: Installed Package Today

    I installed my first package today as well. Went great. I did learn not to drop the queen cage into the package! That added some additional excitement!

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