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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lincoln,Arkansas, USA
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    Default Hello from NW Arkansas

    I'm interested in learning about bee keeping. I love honey! We raise Nubian dairy goats, Rhode Island Red chickens and have a few trail horses. Right now I have no bees. I'm not sure what equipment I'll need and what to expect for start up costs.Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.

    Mandy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Little Rock, AR, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome..from Central AR. I suggest finding your local association and go to some meetings/get a mentor and ask questions. They also might be able to help you out with equipment and other things. Check out http://arbeekeepers.org/local.html for a list of local associations.
    Trying very hard not to kill the bees faster than they can reproduce.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Scott, Arkansas, USA
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    148

    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome also form Central AR, just getting started myself. I would also suggest reading a couple of books, lots of information and you might also watch a few Youtube videos. But I agree with Nmace need to join a club and vist a couple of hives with someone.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Garland County, AR
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    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome from Central Arkansas again! Also check out the link below on starting beekeeping. Way to go reading and learning BEFORE you get bees.

    http://www.beesource.com/how-to-start-beekeeping/
    Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
    8fr medium equipment

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome Mandy! Like anything you can spend a fortune and get a pitance. All you need is a hive with bees and 3 essential tools - smoker, hive tool, and veil (jacket, or suit) We start new beekeepers for a little over $100, but we've been at it a few years.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome to the site!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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    123

    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome. Our NWA Beekeepers Assn. meeting was last Saturday in P.G.

    Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Here is the website for the Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association: https://sites.google.com/a/nwabeekeepers.com/www/
    Welcome to the forum!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Seneca, sc
    Posts
    830

    Default Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome

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