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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
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    Dixon Mo USA
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    Default Hiya from Central Mo

    Hi all I'm looking to start keeping bees this spring. So I figured I had better start taking in all the info I can now. My plan is to Build my own hives and hope it works. I currently raise poultry and we enjoy our garden and then my better half mentioned fresh Honey and here I am. I've pondered it several times and now that we have the room I figured I'd give it a try . Thanks for having me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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    Default Re: Hiya from Central Mo

    Welcome! I started this year and am enjoying it a lot despite no honey yet. I am in Saint Louis.

    I'm not sure how you plan to get your bees, but it sounds like beyond getting a package or nuc catching a swarm might interest you. (Based on yoir homesteading...) You might want to check the swarms and trapouts section to see what a swarm lure box would take. If my bees don't overwinter I plan to try my hand at luring some in next year.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
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    Brown County, IN
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    Default Re: Hiya from Central Mo

    Hello and Welcome!

    This forum is an excellent site to learn more about bees and beekeeping. Be sure to check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum - it contains many useful suggestions for those just starting out.

    I recommend getting involved with a local beekeeping club. Clubs often offer beginning beekeeping classes, and are great places to find mentors and get connected to nearby beekeepers:
    http://mostatebeekeepers.org/local-associations/

    There are a multitude of good websites for learning about beekeeping. Here are three of my favorites for beginners:
    Natural beekeeping:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm

    Over 100 online lessons (scroll down, right side):
    http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/

    Beekeeping 101, 201 & 301 (the "old" version is free online):
    http://www.beeclass.com/

  4. #4
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    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hiya from Central Mo

    Welcome IO!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
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    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
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    Default Re: Hiya from Central Mo

    Hiya!
    Welcome

  6. #6
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    Sep 2009
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Hiya from Central Mo

    Welcome, Most people that build their own hives still buy the frames.
    https://www.facebook.com/stevesbees99
    Please visit my page, Thanks

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