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  1. #1
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    Feb 2013
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    Default Newbee from Manitoba

    Hello everyone.
    I will be new to bee keeping this year in Manitoba, Canada. I plan to start with 5-10 hives and hope to expand my operations as I become more familiar and comfortable with it. I recently visited the farm of Ian who posts regularly on this forum and was amazed by his operations and appreciative of his willingness to share his knowledge and experience with me as well as show me around his wintering operations. I hope to forge relationships with other bee keepers and apologize in advance for my inexperience and any questions that may arise from that inexperience.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Don't worry about questions coming from inexperience! Every beekeeper starts out with no experience.

    Are your new bees coming from Ian?
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Bloomington, IN, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    Welcome Josh!!
    I did a lot of reading, maybe a year or so before I even started to post.
    I learned a lot and found most of my questions were being asked by others as well. There are many people who are generous with their information.
    a Canadian expat living in Indiana
    Doreen
    DsBs.Etsy.com

  4. #4
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    Welcome Josh!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    Welcome to the site and good luck to all of us newbees!

  6. #6
    Join Date
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    cheers !
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    I have not decided where to aquire my bees or equipment as of right now. I am currently comparing prices and looking for opertunities. Ian is definatly helping to steer me in the right direction.

  8. #8
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    You are extremely lucky to have fallen in with the notorious Ian! You could do worse than getting all your advice from him. I advise you to get all your advice from him. He knows your conditions better than anyone else on the forum. Hit him up for a job in his honeyhouse come fall in exchange for bees and offer to ride along with him when he is working his bees. Beekeepers love free labor. If you don't smell bad, he may go for it and you will get a quality education. I wish I could ride along and pick his brain but I am old and smell bad most days. Sorry for putting the heat on you Mr. Steppler.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Newbee from Manitoba

    no free labour here! I get my moneys worth thats for sure.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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