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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
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    conneautville, pa
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    Default new beekeeper in NW Pa

    just an introduction. I started this past spring. I bought two established hives from a retiring commercial beekeeper. I split one of the hives, and missed getting a swarm before it went into a hollow tree later this summer. I have made arrangement to do a trap out of the swarm I missed this summer next year and I have two cut outs and another trap out to do next spring. starting with two large established hives and doing my first hive inspection by myself was a real experience. this first year with bees has been great.
    kent

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    Apr 2012
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    Andover, Ohio
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    Default Re: new beekeeper in NW Pa

    I bought a hive from a retiring commercial beekeeper in NW Pa this spring also. Probably the same guy (James Powell?)
    USDA Zone 5B

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    Default Re: new beekeeper in NW Pa

    yes, seems like very healthy hives.
    kent

  4. #4
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    Default Re: new beekeeper in NW Pa

    I made 3 splits off my hive this past summer. The original queen produced four nice queens that all returned from their mating flights. I unfortunately rolled and killed her.
    USDA Zone 5B

  5. #5
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    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: new beekeeper in NW Pa

    Welcome Kent!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
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    Belpre,Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: new beekeeper in NW Pa

    Welcome Kent and I hope you do well with your bees.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

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