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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from Wi

    Hello,

    The thought of keeping bees popped into my head while looking for a mead wine recipe. So here we are.....

    My wife and I are still deciding if we want to try to keep bees. We have visited a local bookstore and purchased a couple of books for newbees.

    I have read a few of the threads here and found myself overwhelmed. This is mostly due to not knowing all of the terminology.

    There are two beekeepers close to me that I would like to use as a resource. I haven’t contacted them yet so we will see if they are willing. If not there sure is plenty of information here that I could sift through for answers.

    This I do know. I will have questions....... I just don’t know what they are yet.

    Thanks Steve
    Last edited by Steve zone 5 WI; 01-01-2013 at 08:16 PM. Reason: spell check

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Welcome to Beesource!

    If you haven't seen it yet, you may find that the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum has some threads that may help.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?275-How-to-Start-Beekeeping


    And there is a glossary, here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...eping-Glossary
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Hello Steve, welcome to the forum. There are several WI beekeepers happy to give answers based on the local conditions and resources.
    Roger Crum
    Bristol, WI

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Welcome! You might be more of a newbie than me! lol I have been "studying" for a couple of weeks.

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Welcome Steve!
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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Steve-

    Join your local beekeepers association, you will find many new and experienced beekeepers there who will be glad to help a new beekeeper. The Waupaca County Beekeepers association meets at the Iola Community Center on the third Wednesday of the month. Contact Philip Zinke (715-445-3331) for more info.
    life is finite while knowledge is infinite. - Zhuang Zi

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    Rader Sidetrack Thanks for the link to the glossary

    Tom, Thanks for the contact information.

    I have called Philip and had a long very educational conversation with him. Also found out that the local nature center is having a Beekeepers get together coming up in March.

    I am sooo looking forward to this summer

    Thanks Steve

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    WELCOME FROM OKLAHOMA bees are sooo much fun

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    Always nice to see another potential WI beekeeper. Welcome!
    If you ever find yourself on the southwestern side of the state, let me know.
    "Life will find a way - it always finds a way." -Jurassic Park (MOVIE/BOOK)
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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Hi Steve, I am new to beekeeping as well, starting my first hive this year. I've been researching beekeeping for two years now though as I like to be well prepared before I start anything. The first thing I did after talking with an instructor of mine who keeps bees was watch YouTube videos.... YouTube isn't always the best source of information but seeing things done makes it a lot easier...at least for me.

    My wife and I have looked into making mead as well, and I may try it now before we have our own honey, which is gonna be costly.....around 80 dollars for a gallon.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Welcome!
    Jump in, it's fun!

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    [QUOTE=Kirk Osborne;884901]Always nice to see another potential WI beekeeper. Welcome!
    If you ever find yourself on the southwestern side of the state, let me know.[/QUOTE

    If something spark's my / Mrs's interest is happening in your area we'll give you a shout.

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    Default Re: Hello from Wi

    Quote Originally Posted by gunho23 View Post
    Hi Steve, I am new to beekeeping as well, starting my first hive this year. I've been researching beekeeping for two years now though as I like to be well prepared before I start anything. The first thing I did after talking with an instructor of mine who keeps bees was watch YouTube videos.... YouTube isn't always the best source of information but seeing things done makes it a lot easier...at least for me.

    My wife and I have looked into making mead as well, and I may try it now before we have our own honey, which is gonna be costly.....around 80 dollars for a gallon.



    Good luck!
    We have been watching plenty of YouTube videos. I think we have seen a few of "what not to do" as I didn't think a few of the things that were being done was a good idea!

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