Re: Wannabee in NC seeks mentor
Hi! And welcome to the forum.
If you go here: http://www.beesource.com/forums/memb....php?do=search and try a variety of searchs in the location field you may find someone close by. If so, send them a little PM (private message) .
Otherwise just ask away when you have questions.
I would also offer the following ...
"A Keyboard and a Smoker"
I'm not sure how many years will pass until I consider myself anything more than a student of beekeeping (as in beginner) but I'd like to offer a little advice to new arrivals to Beesource:
Read carefully and read a lot, and know that the responses to your questions may not be correct. Look at Member Profiles and look through some of the threads that the member has started to get an idea of their background. There are a number of very knowledgeable people here that you could simply follow any advice they may offer. And there are sometimes a few good answers for a question...
On the other hand, if you see a member's posting "My Bees Arrived" that is six months old, you may not want to follow their queen rearing advice!
But, before asking a question, do a little research of your own. The search function on the "Beekeeping Home" http://www.beesource.com/ will often return results that you won't get within the forum itself. A big advantage is that three character searches can be performed such as "CCD".
The number of postings a member has made is not always an indication of their experience, and there are no free gifts awarded to frequent posters. Go to the member list and get a feel for who's who. Knowing a little about the members will help you to get the most out of this forum.
Keyboards have become beekeeping tools and only experience will teach us to know when they're being used properly...
Trying to think inside the box...