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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    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
    Location
    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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    Apr 2010
    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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    Feb 2011
    Location
    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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    Dec 2012
    Location
    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.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

  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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    South Euclid, OH
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome Brad~we are NE Ohio beekeepers. Glad to have you as a member. This is a wonderful site.

  10. #10
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    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Hi Brad, there is a label that's easier to get than organic, its called naturally grown.
    http://www.naturallygrown.org/programs/apiary-standards
    Dan

  11. #11
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    Jan 2012
    Location
    zanesvile, ohio, usa
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Hello Brad and welcome to the world of addicted Beekeepers
    Make sure to join your local club as they will be able to provide answers to any questions you may have. Here is the site I found for your area and you're always welcome to come up to east central ohio Beekeepers. (E-coba.org)
    HOCKING COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSN.
    Annette McClain
    20193 SR 328
    New Plymouth OH 45654 740/385-5305 hockingcobeekeepers@yahoo.com hockingcountybeekeepers@yahoo.com
    Last edited by ycitybz; 12-30-2012 at 09:51 AM. Reason: Forgotten ino

  12. #12
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    Athens, OH
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    Default Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Or, if you're willing to come to Athens, you'd be welcome at Athens County Area Beekeepers. Next meeting is Jan. 17.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

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