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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
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    Mclean Illinois
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    Default as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    after 15 years away I am back in da bees. I have little or no idea what I'm doing as soooo much has changed, but I hate the thought of the bees disappearing as I'm sure many of you do. I started off buying a pretty strong colony from and established beekeeper and also some extra parts including some wet supers/hive bodies. I placed the extras in my back yard and after inspection today, they weren't getting robbed, but had a colony move in, queen and all. When I left the "biz" AHB was all the concern. Poo happens, I'll requeen every couple of years to be safe. Anyway, this is me, by way of introduction..I ride my scooter, I work a lot, and I think bees are great. There are a lot more pest/diseases than when I stopped, so I have much to learn. Much Much Much to learn.
    I ask a lot of questions, I'm dumber than a box of rocks. Long and short of it is, nature had managed to keep the bees going despite our best efforts....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Welcome to the site! Spend some time in here and the "box of rocks" thing will take care of itself. Good luck!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    AHB is not a concern at this time in Illinois.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
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    618

    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    nomad don't be so hard on yourself..
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Welcome back!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Mclean Illinois
    Posts
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    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Thanks all, a lot to learn and catch up on. Looking forward to it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    East Peoria, IL
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    398

    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Illinois State University has a Beekeeping Club now with Dr. Carl Wenning as the advisor. Open to the public as well as students. You aren't too far from Bloomington/Normal.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Mclean Illinois
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    Default Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Familiar with BloNo, but not sure how I would contact this club?? Do you have a phone or suggestion?

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