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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
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    50

    Default Hello from the bay area!

    Hi All,

    A new beekeeper here, finally taking the plunge after a decade or so of hesitation. Woo, the water is fine! Anyway, I've been tending my nuc for only about 2 months. The hive's bit weak because of the late start, so I'm babying them as best I can. My only goal at this point is to see if I can keep them alive through the winter. thanks to all in advance for advice and ideas.

    Jonathan

  2. #2

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome !

    I'm in Berkeley. My wife and I are active in the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association which meets the second Thursday of each month.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
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    50

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Thanks! where does it meet?

  4. #4

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Quote Originally Posted by jlsheehan View Post
    Thanks! where does it meet?
    The Heather Farms Garden Center in Walnut Creek. 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut creek. Their website is http://www.diablobees.org/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
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    2,477

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome from San Francisco!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Alameda, CA, USA
    Posts
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    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Hello to you from Alameda. This is my first year also. I started in April and it's been a lot of fun so far. Welcome nd good luck.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    7,107

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome Jonathan!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,235

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome.... Keep feeding sugar water until Nuc is full of brood. Then move to a deep and keep feeding. Keep the entrance small until you have at least a deep full of bees, so that they won't get robbed out.

    Fuzzy

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    4,194

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome, I'm also a member of Mt diablo beekeepers, there is a facebook page as well as the website mentioned earlier.
    We keep a few nucs every winter & they do well. They are usually 2 nuc boxes tall, mine are raising queens, & starting the second boxes now.
    Dan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    1,410

    Default Re: Hello from the bay area!

    Welcome to the wonderful and addicting world of bees!! I started with one hive last year and now have 9! And plan on getting up to 20 hives total!

    Goodluck with your nuc!

    Jason
    Coyote Creek Bees

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