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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Logan Ohio USA
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    Default Hello, from S E Ohio

    Hello my name Brad, I am a new beekeeper w/2 hives (more this spring) and operate a small hobby farm. We are an organic farm and trying to read every thing I can about organic beekeeping. This is a great site.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Just a comment about your goal of "organic beekeeping," since bees fly where they choose over many thousands of acres, except in very special circumstances, you really can't control what they forage on. You are, however, able to control whether the bees are "treated" in the hive, or not treated.

    You will see that there are plenty of heated discussions about "treatment free" beekeeping here at Beesource, but relatively little about "organic", likely due to the difficulty of controlling how the bees forage.

    And if you haven't yet found Michael Bush's site, its worth a look:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Dec 2012
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    Logan Ohio USA
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Thanks for the clarification Radar,what I am trying to accomplish is treatment free beekeeping.

  4. #4
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    Location
    Pickaway/Fairfield Cty, OH
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome Brad! Hope your hives are doing well so far this winter. Did you guys get a lot of snow last night?

    FYI-since bees fly 2 or 3 miles to forage, and you don't know exactly where all they've been -they won't let you call your honey organic. Which doesn't mean you can't do everything that you control in organic way. Generally, it follows Treatment Free, but there's more to it than just that, of course.

  5. #5
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    Belpre,Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome Brad, you are not too far from me
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A

  6. #6
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome to the site Brad. It is a great site!

  7. #7
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    Athens, OH
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Hey, Brad. We're pretty close. I'm between Athens and Nelsonville. Welcome to the site.
    Charlie Gassaway

  8. #8
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    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome Brad!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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